25 Years of Breakthroughs

Targeted Medication Can Improve Effect of Psychotherapy in Anxiety Disorders
In groundbreaking work, Kerry J. Ressler, M.D., Ph.D., with the aid of a Young Investigator Grant, discovered that targeted medication can improve the effect of psychotherapy. This paradigm-shifting… Read More
identify genes that increase susceptibility for developing schizophrenia
Daniel Weinberger, M.D., received a NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Grant in 2000 to take an innovative approach in the search to identify genes that increase susceptibility for developing… Read More
deep brain stimulation (DBS)
Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) was developed in the late 1980s; however, it was not tested as a potential treatment for resistant depression until Helen Mayberg, M.D., used a NARSAD Distinguished… Read More
Pioneer Studies Identify Gene-Environment Interactions Linked to the Development of Mental Illness
In 2000, Kenneth Kendler, M.D., received a Distinguished Investigator Grant to pioneer studies on identifying gene-environment interactions linked to the development of mental illness. He conducted a… Read More
Antidepressants Correct Abnormal Brain Function
In 1998, Yvette Sheline, M.D. received a Young Investigator Grant for a project titled “Affect Induced Activation of the Amygdala in Major Depression.” The results of this project, published in… Read More