Zero To Thrive News

Sep 12, 2019: Second Wave Michigan

For new moms, mood disorders are more common than you think – but here's how we can help

“People don’t talk about how hard being a new mom is, only how great it is,” 


May 12, 2019:

'Mom Power': Mothers at UH help each other parent and cope in mental health support groups

Moms in Cleveland discuss Mom Power.


April 29, 2019: Mathematica

"Societal Costs of Untreated Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders in the United States"

This issue brief describes the findings from a new mathematical model that quantifies the societal costs of untreated PMADs from conception to age 5.


 April 1, 2019:

"New Postpartum Depression Drug Could Be Hard To Access For Moms Most In Need"

Dr. Maria Muzik discusses how new drug for treating Postpartum Depression could be out of reach for the most vulnerable in recent interview with NPR news.


February 15, 2019: Live in the D

"Live in the D Extra" Video: Starfish's Fraternity of Fathers

Fraternity of Fathers is a collaborative effort that was started by the University of Michigan and Starfish Family Services. It is designed to help fathers think about and understand kids’ behavior and development. Fatherhood Coordinator Eric Donald and participant DeShawn Loggin talk about the program and its benefits.


February 12, 2019: Healio Primary Care Today

USPSTF: Refer pregnant, postpartum women at increased risk for perinatal depression to counseling

Zero To Thrive co-director, Maria Muzik, MD, offers perspective for this piece. 


January 23, 2019: MedPage Today

Screening for Borderline Personality; Depression Tx -- News and commentary from the psychiatry world

"Pairing a mood induction task and a wearable motion sensor, plus a machine warning algorithm, helped identify anxiety and depression in young kids. 'If anxiety symptoms do not get detected early in life, they might develop into a full-blown anxiety and mood disorder," said study author Maria Muzik, MD, of University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, in a press release. (PLOS One)' "


January 16, 2019:

Wearable sensor may help screen for anxiety and depression in kids

Zero To Thrive researchers are developing a wearable sensor that uses movement to help diagnose anxiety and depression in children. 


October 17, 2018: University of Michigan School of Public Health News Center

"The Best Possible Parent" - Research in Focus with Alison Miller

Parenting can be hard. Alison Miller, associate professor of health behavior and health education at the School of Public Health, and colleagues from Michigan Medicine have launched a research network to study risk and resilience in families, and empower parents.


October 1, 2018: Published Paper in Archives of Women's Mental Health

Childhood adversity and sleep are associated with symptom severity in perinatal women presenting for psychiatric care


June 18, 2018: The Hill

Military families can teach us about the cost of family separations

"Over the past five years, in the course our research, we’ve talked to dozens of military-connected parents of young children about their experiences of family separation due to deployment. Their accounts highlight the resilience and coping abilities of service members and their families. But they also demonstrate the tremendous toll of extended separations."


February 27, 2018: Michigan Health

Camp Helps Kids with Anxiety Learn Coping Skills (and Have Fun, Too)

Developing the tools to combat the debilitating condition is the focus of a new camp for young children.


November 24, 2017: 

Motherhood in the Face of Trauma: Pathways Towards Healing and Growth

Book published by Drs. Maria Muzik and Kate Rosenblum. The book addresses the physical and emotional consequences of interpersonal violence on women entering motherhood.


September 21, 2017: Michigan Health

5 Easy Ways to Parent with Purpose

To care for their children, moms and dads must also take care of themselves. A Michigan Medicine psychologist offers simple solutions to use anytime.