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.