Basic Research

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

Charles B. Nemeroff, M.D., Ph.D.
Charles B. Nemeroff, M.D., Ph.D.
July 01, 2016
Adults who have major depressive disorder are less likely to respond to antidepressant medications if they experienced physical, emotional, or sexual abuse as...
Alan Stewart Brown, M.D., M.P.H., mental health researcher at Columbia University Medical Center
Alan Stewart Brown, M.D., M.P.H.
June 21, 2016
Prenatal exposure to nicotine can raise the odds that a child may develop schizophrenia later in life, according to a new study of Finnish women and children,...
Gerard Clarke, Ph.D. - Brain & Behavior research expert on autism
Gerard Clarke, Ph.D.
June 09, 2016
Researchers have shown for the first time, in mice, that naturally occurring gut bacteria are vital in the process that leads to proper development of the...
Jacob Gratten, Ph.D. - Brain & Behavior Research Expert on Mental illness
Jacob Gratten, Ph.D.
June 06, 2016
Researchers have long known that neuroticism—a personality trait characterized by a tendency toward negative emotions as well as anxiety, anger, envy, guilt...
Joram Feldon, D.Phil. - Brain & Behavior Research Expert on Schizophrenia
Joram Feldon, D.Phil.
May 24, 2016
A new study in mice suggests that anti-inflammatory medications may be of some value in preventing brain disorders such as schizophrenia in which nervous...

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