Substance abuse

Eric J. Nestler, MD, PhD
Eric J. Nestler, MD, PhD
September 12, 2011
While most studies focus on brain and behavior disorders as cause for substance abuse (ie., self-medication), Scientific Council Member Eric Nestler, M.D., Ph....
Paul A. Slesinger, Ph.D.
Paul A. Slesinger, Ph.D.
April 01, 2011
Alcohol and drugs of abuse such as cocaine and methamphetamines are well known to alter the normal workings of the human brain. For scientists like Brain...
Sports May Focus the Brain
Sports May Focus the Brain
March 25, 2011
NARSAD-Funded Researchers Find New Way to Uncover Drug Targets for Brain and Behavior DisordersNARSAD Distinguished Investigators James Eberwine, Ph.D., and...
John H. Krystal, M.D., Chair, Department of Psychiatry, Yale University
John H. Krystal, M.D.
February 01, 2011
Gifted researcher advances understanding of the brain’s biology that leads to breakthroughs in treatment of anxiety and other disorders “I think we have...
Joan Kaufman, Ph.D.  NARSAD Young Investigator Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Child and Adolescent Research and Education Program, Yale University School of Medicine
Joan Kaufman, Ph.D.
February 01, 2011
A key environmental factor contributing to and highly predictive of psychiatric illness is stress. Children with a history of trauma or maltreatment are at...

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