Basic Research

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

Theodore D. Satterthwaite, M.D. - Brain & Behavior research expert on schizophrenia
Dr. Theodore Satterthwaite
June 23, 2015
In a new brain imaging study that examined people between the ages of 8 and 22, researchers found that network connectivity problems common in adults with...
Akira Sawa, M.D., Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on schizophrenia
Akira Sawa, M.D., Ph.D.
June 22, 2015
D-serine, a stimulator of activity at certain types of receptors in brain cells, has been tested as a new type of treatment for schizophrenia and bipolar...
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...


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