Basic Research

- to understand what happens in the brain to cause mental illness

Yvette I. Sheline, M.D. - Brain & Behavior Research Expert on PTSD
Yvette I. Sheline, M.D.
October 16, 2015
Anxiety and depression symptoms in major depression and post-traumatic stress disorder reflect abnormal connections to the same emotion center in the brain,...
Steven J. Siegel, M.D., Ph.D. - Brain & Behavior Research Expert on Depression
Steven J. Siegel, M.D., Ph.D.
October 13, 2015
Ketamine, an anesthetic that is being tested as a fast-acting antidepressant, causes delayed social development and changes in brain function that last into...
Adolfo Sequeira, Ph.D. - Brain & Behavior Research expert on depression
Adolfo Sequeira, Ph.D.
October 09, 2015
In a new analysis, scientists have found evidence of accelerated cellular aging within the hippocampus—a brain region that processes and stores memories—in...
Madhukar H. Trivedi, M.D. - Brain & Behavior Research Expert on Depression
Madhukar H. Trivedi, M.D.
October 02, 2015
The impact of exercise on reducing excessive sleepiness in depression is linked to certain chemicals, researchers have found. Reporting their findings online...
Alan Rodney Prossin, M.D. - Brain & Behavior research expert on depression
Alan Rodney Prossin, M.D.
September 28, 2015
New research from BBRF-funded scientists shows how a sad mood can change the inflammatory environment in the body, potentially contributing to the process by...


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