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Wayne State University

Wayne State University researchers are working with a refugee resettlement agency on efforts that aim to ease anxiety, depression and stress among Syrian refugees in the Detroit area.

Michigan State University

More mental health providers may want to take a closer look at including exercise in their patients’ treatment plans, a new study suggests.

Michigan State University and University of Michigan researchers asked 295 patients receiving treatment at a mental health clinic whether they wanted to be more physically active and if exercise helped improve their mood and anxiety. They also asked if patients wanted their therapist to help them become more active.


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The human body’s circadian rhythm – our inner clock -- regulates our sleep cycle, digestion and temperature.  All those functions can be heavily impacted by sunlight.  In the winter, people who live in the more northerly latitudes like Michigan sometimes feel a bit unhappy when the skies grow dark.  The condition is aptly named SAD: Seasonal Affective Disorder.