Monica N. Starkman M.D.

Monica N. Starkman M.D.

Monica Starkman, M.D., is an associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Michigan Medical School’s Department of Psychiatry,a faculty member of it's Depression Center. and a novelist. The End of Miracles: A Novel  draws on Dr. Starkman's  decades of experience with psychosomatic medicine, infertility,  depression and  psychotherapy. It is a suspenseful, deeply psychological look into a woman’s journey across sanity, depression, madness and healing. Dr. Starkman is  a recognized  expert on the effects of stress hormones on mood and brain structures, and the principal investigator of several research grants from the National Institutes of Health.  Her clinical sub-specialty is psychosomatic medicine and consultation to the general medical hospital. Her publications in these areas include papers on false pregnancy (pseudocyesis), psychological reactions to the fetal monitor,  parent-to-adolescent renal transplantation,  and psychogenic spasm of the larynx.

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From hormones to mood and memory; from mind to body.
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