For people with mood disorders such as bipolar disorder or major depressive disorder─complex, heterogeneous illnesses on their own─having other brain and behavior disorders at the same time is the rule rather than the...
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A recent study by Dr. Eric Nestler’s team explored how an acquired behavior such as stress due to “social defeat” could cause behavioral changes in an individual’s offspring. It is well known that the way a mother treats...
A significant minority of people with depressive illness fail to respond to any currently available antidepressant medication. However, new methods of brain stimulation offer the possibility of relief from their symptoms...
Upwards of half of people taking antipsychotic medications continue to have some symptoms of psychosis. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a non-pharmaceutical intervention that helps people develop skills for coping...
Genome-wide association studies (GWAS), begun in 2005 as a coordinated international effort to search for genes associated with susceptibility for complex diseases, have yielded important findings in virtually every major...