Basic Research

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

Michael O'Donovan, M.D., Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on schizophrenia
Michael O'Donovan, M.D., Ph.D.
June 16, 2015
Although researchers don't yet have a good picture of what causes schizophrenia, they do know that both genetics and environment play a role. A small minority...
Gary Bassell, Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on mental illness
Gary Bassell, Ph.D.
June 12, 2015
Scientists have discovered that they can improve memory and reduce repetitive behavior in animal models of Fragile X syndrome by adjusting the levels of a...
Theodore Satterthwaite, M.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on depression and bipolar disorder
Theodore Satterthwaite, M.D.
June 11, 2015
From The Quarterly, Spring 2015 When people with bipolar disorder experience depressive episodes, the reward circuits in their brains show impairments similar...
Myrna Weissman, Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on depression
Myrna Weissman, Ph.D.
June 11, 2015
A Landmark, 30-Year Study Rewrites the Book on Mothers’ Depression and Its Impact on Their Children From The Quarterly, Spring 2015 These days, when Myrna...
James Bolton, M.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on suicide and depression
James Bolton, M.D.
June 11, 2015
From The Quarterly, Spring 2015 Attempting suicide is among the strongest risk factors for future suicide completion. Thus there is great value in knowing...

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