Basic Research

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

John Krystal, M.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on ptsd
John Krystal, M.D.
May 15, 2015
Among the symptoms experienced by people who develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are symptoms of “anxious arousal”––feeling tense or easily startled...
Lisa T. Eyler, Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on autism
Lisa T. Eyler, Ph.D.
May 12, 2015
Children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) often start their lives with delayed language development. However, some of them go on to acquire normal language...
Joseph Gogos, M.D., Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on schizophrenia
Dr. Joseph Gogos
May 11, 2015
The loss of a small piece of chromosome 22 leads to a developmental disorder known as 22q11.2 deletion or DiGeorge syndrome that is characterized by...
Susanne E. Ahmari, M.D., Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on adhd
Dr. Susanne E. Ahmari
May 05, 2015
New research has found that activity levels at receptors for the neurotransmitter serotonin affect aggression and impulsivity in different ways at different...
Andrew McIntosh, M.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on autism
Andrew McIntosh, M.D.
May 04, 2015
In people who do not have autism, genetic variations that increase the risk of autism spectrum disorders appear to confer a small boost in cognitive abilities...

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