A research team from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine led by 2005 NARSAD Independent Investigator, Mary Phillips, M.D. used a novel technique to predict future mental illness in teens at risk for mental...
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Did you know more than 2 million American adults have bipolar disorder?
Bipolar disorder causes dramatic mood swings—from feeling overly “high” and/or irritable to sad and hopeless, and then back again, often with periods of normal mood in between. Severe changes in energy and behavior go along with these episodes. The periods of highs and lows are called episodes of mania and depression. It is often not recognized as an illness, and people may suffer for years before it is properly diagnosed and treated.
Arturas Petronis, M.D., Ph.D. from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, led researchers in a study, discovering that biochemical (or ‘epigenetic’) changes can impact the ‘expression’ of genes common in...
NARSAD Independent Investigator Grantees, Husseini Manji, M.D. and Carlos Zarate, M.D. discovered that a common breast cancer drug called tamoxifen can also be used to treat symptoms of bipolar disorder during the manic...
In 1998, Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Scientific Council Member and NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Grantee, Elliot S. Gershon, M.D. and colleagues made a significant discovery identifying a linkage of genes...
NARSAD Young Investigator Grantee Katrina C. Johnson, Ph.D. presented the ‘Taking Strides Against Mental Illness’ Lecture in October at the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Mental Health Research Symposium in New...