Basic Research

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

David T. Plante, M.D. - Brain & Behavior Research Expert on Depression
David T. Plante, M.D.
March 28, 2017
People with depression and a type of excessive sleepiness called hypersomnolence sleep for longer periods than healthy individuals, but sleep just as well,...
Deborah S. Hasin, Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on addiction
Deborah S. Hasin, Ph.D.
March 17, 2017
The legalization of recreational marijuana in Washington and Colorado in 2012 has had surprisingly different effects on teen usage, according to a new study....
Oliver Howes, Ph.D. - Brain & Behavior Research Expert on schizophrenia
Oliver Howes, Ph.D.
March 15, 2017
Problems with regulation of blood sugar may appear in the very earliest stages of schizophrenia, according to a review of research published January 11th 2017...
Abraham Reichenberg, Ph.D. - brain & behavior research expert on depression
Abraham Reichenberg, Ph.D.
March 13, 2017
The risk of postpartum depression (PPD) is more than 20 times higher in women with a history of depression, compared to women  with no prior depression...
Andreas Luthi, Ph.D. - brain & behavior research expert on ptsd
Andreas Luthi, Ph.D.
March 06, 2017
When faced with a threat, we have two options: freeze or run. Choosing the right defense can be critical for survival. Now, new research has identified the...

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