Basic Research

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

Andrew M. McIntosh, Ph.D. - Brain & Behavior Research expert on depression
Andrew M. McIntosh, Ph.D.
August 07, 2015
New research has found that being depressed increases the impact of having a genetic predisposition for obesity. A team based at the University of Edinburgh...
William Kyle Simmons, Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on depression
William Kyle Simmons, Ph.D.
August 03, 2015
Researchers have proposed a new way of looking at the brain systems involved in registering bodily sensations. This has key implications for treating...
Godfrey D. Pearlson, M.D. - brain & behavior research expert on bipolar disorder
Godfrey D. Pearlson, M.D.
July 31, 2015
Researchers have identified several sets of genes linked with abnormal brainwave patterns in people with schizophrenia and psychotic bipolar disorder (PBD)....
Kenneth Kendler, M.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on schizophrenia
Kenneth Kendler, M.D.
July 15, 2015
A new trio of population-based studies suggests that tobacco use may actually increase one's risk for developing schizophrenia, and that higher rates of...
Andrew McIntosh, M.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on depression
Andrew McIntosh, M.D.
July 14, 2015
An international team of scientists has analyzed the brain scans of thousands of people and concluded that a structure important to memory, the hippocampus, is...

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