One of the largest imaging study of the human brain ever conducted is helping researchers understand why some teenagers start smoking or experimenting with drugs and others don’t. NARSAD grantee Mark Bellgrove, Ph.D....
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A promising pilot study of a program called Memory Training for ECT (Mem-ECT) designed to prevent or lessen the memory loss experienced by many people with depression who undergo electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) was...
In 1996, NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Grantee, David Shaffer, M.D. demonstrated that mental illness, along with other factors, such as substance abuse and prior suicide attempts, are major causes of teen suicide. His...
People with mental illness tend to smoke more than the general population. One reason that has been suggested is the self-medication effect. Research has demonstrated that if you put nicotine patches on the arms of normal...
Imagine that you are standing on a busy city street corner and you gather together the first 100 passersby who are precisely 70 years old. “In this randomly selected group, let’s assume that men and women are equally...