Basic Research

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

Daniel S. Pine, M.D., of the National Institute of Mental Health, expert on anxiety
Daniel S. Pine, M.D.
January 06, 2017
Fear and anxiety are often described as primal responses to danger, with their emotional and physiological components triggered by a single fear circuit in the...
Lisa M. Monteggia, Ph.D. - Brain & Behavior Research Expert on OCD
Lisa M. Monteggia, Ph.D.
December 19, 2016
Repetitive behaviors, like those seen in obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), may be controlled and suppressed by a network of proteins in the brain, according...
Ligia Assumpcao Papale, Ph.D. - Brain & Behavior Research Expert on Depression
Ligia Assumpcao Papale, Ph.D.
December 08, 2016
New animal studies have revealed significant differences in how male and female brains respond to stress on a molecular level. The findings may help...
Kathryn M. Lenz, Ph.D.
Kathryn M. Lenz, Ph.D.
December 07, 2016
Microglia, immune cells that reside in the brain and spinal cord, are a first-line defense against infection in the central nervous system. But the immune...
Scott A. Langenecker, Ph.D. - Brain & Behavior Research Expert on mental illness
Scott A. Langenecker, Ph.D.
December 02, 2016
An analysis of 37 different imaging studies of the brain’s white matter in patients with depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety disorders found that these...

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