Meet the Scientist - August 2015

Meet the Scientist Webinar Series
Please join us by phone or on the web for our Meet the Scientist Webinar Series! Hear leading mental health researchers present the latest in new technologies, diagnostic tools, early intervention strategies and next-generation therapies for mental illness.
Webinar Details:
Topic: "Addiction as a Brain Disease: What Does it Mean?"
When: Wednesday, August 19, 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Eastern
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Webinar Speaker
Nora D. Volkow, M.D.
Foundation Scientific Council Member
National Institute of Drug Abuse at the National Institutes of Health

Addiction is a disorder that involves complex interactions between genes, development and the social environment. Studies employing neuroimaging technology paired with behavioral measurements, and more recently genetics, have led to remarkable progress in elucidating neurochemical and functional changes that occur in the brains of addicted subjects.

Discovery of disruptions in the fine balance that normally exists between brain circuits underling reward, motivation, memory and self-control have important implications for designing multi-pronged interventions for the prevention and treatment of addictive disorders.

Webinar Speaker
Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D.
President & CEO
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

Dr. Jeffrey Borenstein, a board certified psychiatrist, has dedicated his professional life to the mental health field and to improving the lives of those with mental illness. He also serves as Editor-in-Chief of the American Psychiatric Association’s Psychiatric News, Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and host of the award-winning Public Television series “Healthy Minds,” a program designed to educate people and dispel myths about mental illness.

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