Basic Research

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

Martin P. Paulus, M.D. - Brain & Behavior Research expert on Addiction
Martin P. Paulus, M.D.
February 07, 2017
Neuroimaging data can improve the performance of a model that aims to predict if a child will begin moderate to heavy drinking by the time he or she reaches...
Eric J. Nestler, M.D. - Brain & Behavior Research Expert on Addiction
Eric J. Nestler, M.D.
February 03, 2017
Changes in hormone levels alter the way the female brain responds to cocaine during different phases of the estrous cycle in mice (equivalent to the menstrual...
Hyung-Bae Kwon, Ph.D. - Brain & Behavior Expert on Schizophrenia Research
Hyung-Bae Kwon, Ph.D.
January 27, 2017
As the brain develops in the womb, newly born neurons must be both correctly placed and correctly “wired” together to properly transmit neural signals. In a...
Helen Blair Simpson, M.D., Ph.D. - Brain & Behavior Mental Health Expert on OCD Research
Helen Blair Simpson, M.D., Ph.D.
January 25, 2017
Factors such as a patient’s age, gender, income, beliefs, and concerns can influence which treatments they choose for obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and...
Kathleen R. Merikangas, Ph.D. - Brain & Behavior Research Expert on bipolar disorder
Kathleen R. Merikangas, Ph.D.
January 20, 2017
The prevalence of excess weight and obesity is similar among adolescents with and without bipolar disorder, according to a new analysis of nationally collected...

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