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09 March 2008

Psychiatric, Behavioral and Addiction Disorders (The 2008 Progress Report on Brain Research)

Progreport2008cvr_thmbOnce again, I contributed the Psychiatric, Behavioral and Addiction Disorders section to the Dana Foundation's 2008 Progress Report on Brain Research.

Excerpt:

Mental health research in 2007 focused on gaining further understanding of the origins of certain disorders and on finding effective treatments. Many scientists maintained an emphasis on the underlying role of genetics in psychiatric disorders but moved toward more targeted study of what role genes play in management and treatment. In addition, neurobiological studies have broadened in scope by examining neural circuits, or connections between distinct parts of the brain, instead of individual regions, to understand how interrupted or misplaced signals may affect mental health...

(To read the rest of the section, click here).

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