Ask an Expert

Question of the Day

Rachel G. Klein, Ph.D., Scientific Council Member, 1995 NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Grantee, 2004 Ruane Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Research, Professsor of Psychiatry, New York University Child Study Center, Expert on Childhood mental illnesses including ADHD and anxiety
September 24, 2012

Two areas appear most promising. One is that great progress has been made in understanding brain networks in different psychiatric disorders. Another is advances in genetics that promise the identification of specific genes linked to the development of some psychiatric disorders. We hope further research will translate these advances into new approaches to treatment and prevention.

Rachel G. Klein, Ph.D.
Scientific Council Member
1995 NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Grantee
2004 Ruane Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Research
Professsor of Psychiatry, New York University Child Study Center

Robert C. Malenka, M.D., Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on bipolar disorder
Q Our son lives with bipolar disorder and takes 1,000 mg of Depakote® daily. It doesn’t seem to be working; he remains unmotivated and very anxious. He feels no need to seek therapy do you have any advice on how to get someone to visit a therapist?
A Helping a friend or loved one understand that they will benefit greatly... More >
Huda Akil, Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on depression
Q In your work with the Pritzker Neuropsychiatric Research Consortium, have you uncovered any new genes that you think might be related to mental illnesses besides major depression?
A Yes, the Pritzker Consortium is interested in three severe psychiatric... More >