Monica N. Starkman M.D.

Monica Starkman, M.D., is an associate professor of psychiatry, active emerita,  at the University of Michigan Medical School’s Department of Psychiatry, a faculty member of it's Depression Center, and a novelist. Her clinical and research work centers on psychosomatic medicine: the interactions between mind/brain and body.  Her professional publications  include papers on subjects such as false pregnancy (pseudocyesis),  psychological reactions to the fetal monitor,  and parent-to-adolescent renal transplantation. Her novel The End of Miracles 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 after infertility and miscarriage 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. 

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