Category Archives: mental health

From the Archives: Kay Redfield Jamison

At the end of her recent essay in the New York Times, “To Know Suicide: Depression can be treated, but it takes competence,” Dana Alliance member Kay Redfield Jamison mentions, almost in passing, her own suicide attempt. She wrote vividly … Continue reading

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The Neurobiology of Resilience

Rather than focusing only on the bad effects of stress, should researchers also look for ways to induce resilience to treat depression and anxiety disorders? Based on recent research, Eric Nestler, Ph.D., a Dana Alliance member and chair of neuroscience … Continue reading

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PTSD Awareness Day: The Future of Treatment

Post-traumatic stress order affects approximately 7.7 million adults in the United States, but it is critical to remember that there are effective treatments and more are on the way. Last year in this space, Dana Alliance member Kerry Ressler said … Continue reading

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Treating Post-Traumatic Stress: Public Briefing

Through the support of the Dana Foundation, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is hosting a public luncheon briefing on treating post-traumatic stress. Post-traumatic stress (PTS) or post-traumatic stress disorder can afflict individuals after a trauma or life-threatening … Continue reading

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The Mystery of Schizophrenia

David H. Strauss, M.D., began his “Mind, Brain, and Mental Illness” lecture with full disclosure: “I am not a neuroscientist, nor a neurosurgeon. You may view me as an odd choice to give a neuroscience lecture, since I’m someone who … Continue reading

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