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Marina R. Picciotto, Ph.D. Charles B.G. Murphy Professor of Psychiatry, Neurobiology and Pharmacology Yale University 1996 NARSAD Young Investigator Grantee 2004 NARSAD Independent Investigator Grantee, expert on depression
Marina R. Picciotto, Ph.D.
December 17, 2012
Patients with depression tend to smoke a lot, which led to the idea that nicotine may ease depressive symptoms. Research has shown how the process works....
Robert Malenka, M.D., Ph.D.
Robert Malenka, M.D., Ph.D.
December 17, 2012
A ‘bottom up’ approach to understanding the brain leads to crucial new discoveriesWhat causes depression? Experience tells us that people can become depressed...
Robert Malenka, M.D., Ph.D.
Robert Malenka, M.D., Ph.D.
December 17, 2012
“Psychiatrists don’t treat diseases. They treat symptoms.” This observation by Dr. Robert Malenka reflects the lack of diagnostic tools and biologically-based...
2010 NARSAD Young Investigator Grantee, Thomas L. Kash, Ph.D., of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, expert on anxiety and other disorders
Thomas L. Kash, Ph.D.
December 17, 2012
Alcoholism and anxiety disorders are not only among the most common brain and behavior disorders; frequently, they occur in the same individuals. The leading...
2005 NARSAD Young Investigator Grantee, Christine I. Hooker, Ph.D., now an Associate Professor in Psychology at Harvard, expert on schizophrenia
Christine I. Hooker, Ph.D.
December 17, 2012
Schizophrenia-associated deficits in cognition are not substantially improved by medication, but have been shown to improve with remedial cognitive training....

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