Discoveries

Ariel V. Deutch, Ph.D. Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology Director, National Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence Vanderbilt University Medical Center Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Scientific Council Member 1997 NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Grantee, Expert on Schizophrenia
Ariel V. Deutch, Ph.D.
December 17, 2012
Over more than a century, neuroscientists have built a framework for studying how the brain works based on the neuron doctrine, which states that nerve cells,...
Christine Marcelle Heim, Ph.D. Associate Professor Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Emory University 2002 and 2005 NARSAD Young Investigator Grantee, expert on depression
Christine Marcelle Heim, Ph.D.
December 17, 2012
Childhood trauma, such as sexual or physical abuse, domestic violence, neglect or parental loss, can have long-lasting consequences. Researchers are exploring...
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...

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