Department of Psychiatry

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The Department of Psychiatry at Michigan State University is unlike any other in the country.


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October Grand Rounds

Thu, October 9, 2014, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Patenge Room, C102 East Fee Hall
Case Presentation by Joel Sanchez, MD, Child Fellow. Lunch available at 1:00 PM

Mental Illness Awareness Week 2014 - NAMI/Lansing Special Event

Thu, October 9, 2014, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Hannah Community Center Theater, 819 Abbot Rd, East Lansing
A New Reality: Prevention of Major Mental Illness. A special presentation by William R. McFarlane, MD, noted physician and researcher, on the effectiveness and opportunity of early intervention in mental illness to prevent disability and reduce the severity of the illness. This event is free and open to the public.

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PTSD Conference

Fri, October 10, 2014, 9:30 AM - 4:15 PM
James B. Henry Center
9:00-9:30 Registration/Breakfast

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Department of Psychiatry at Michigan State University

Looking for something different? The Department of Psychiatry is the only academic psychiatry department in the nation that is part of two medical schools, DO and MD. We have approximately 530 students doing third-year psychiatry rotations, the largest such clerkship in the USA. We have research programs located in Africa dealing with chronic diseases like HIV and malaria. Please peruse our website and see who we are and what we do.

Watch an introduction by our Chairperson, Dr. Jed Magen


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Community Mental Health building

Dr. Jed Magen: How to Recognize Depression

Dr. Jed Magen, Chairperson of the MSU Department of Psychiatry, discusses how to tell if a person is depressed.

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Michael Boivin, Professor

Michael Boivin: Why I do what I do

Michael Boivin, Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, and of Neurology and Ophthalmology, has spent more than two decades – including two years on Fulbright research fellowships – helping children in Africa affected by HIV, malaria and other diseases. He recently co-edited "Neuropsychology of Children in Africa."

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