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. (https://www.amazon.com/End-Miracles-Novel-Monica-Starkman/dp/1631520547 ) 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.