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Eric J. Nestler, M.D., Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on schizophrenia
September 11, 2013

Unfortunately, this is not uncommon, since all forms of severe mental illness are highly heritable, in particular, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The chances of this type of scenario likely vary a lot from family to family, since the heritability and specific genes that comprise that heritability vary.

 

Eric J. Nestler, M.D., Ph.D.
Scientific Council Member
Nash Family Professor of Neuroscience
Chair, Department of Neuroscience
Director, Friedman Brain Institute
Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Rachel G. Klein, Ph.D., Scientific Council Member, 1995 NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Grantee, 2004 Ruane Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Research, Professsor of Psychiatry, New York University Child Study Center, Expert on Childhood mental illnesses including ADHD and anxiety
Q In your time on the Scientific Council, what is the most promising area of brain and behavior research you’ve seen?
A Two areas appear most promising. One is that great progress has been made... More >
Daniel Wolf, MD. PhD. - Assoc. Prof. Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine
Q What are negative symptoms of schizophrenia?
A "I use functional neuroimaging primarily as a method to study this...... More >