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The Promise of Stem-Cell Biology: Treating People at High Risk for Psychiatric Illness Before They Become Patients

A story about the research of Dr. Kristen Brennand, which 20 years ago might have sounded like science fiction: taking skin or blood cells harmlessly sampled from psychiatric patients, reprogramming them to a stem-cell-like state, and then directing them to redevelop in culture dishes as brain cells. This technology is enabling scientists to observe pathology as it emerges in cells that bear patients’ precise genetic sequence. It’s especially valuable in illnesses like schizophrenia and autism that have deep genetic roots which have been linked to abnormalities that may begin at the dawn of life, when the brain is just beginning to form.

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Steps to Take Before, During, and After Pregnancy to Help Assure the Child’s Mental Health

A Q&A with M. Camille Hoffman, M.D., MSCS. Dr. Hoffman completed medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina, OBGYN residency at University of Miami, and her maternal fetal medicine fellowship at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Dr. Hoffman directs a clinical and translational perinatal mental health research program that she established to investigate maternal-child mental and physical health relationships and to promote maternal-child wellness.

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The Hollister Family's Journey to Sunshine From Darkness

Until the day she passed away, Patsy Hollister and her husband, Hal, left home every morning at 7:30 a.m., and drove the ten miles to their beloved NARSAD Artworks office in Brea, California.

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Advice for Parents on Early Signs of Schizophrenia

Dr. Dolores Malaspina applied to medical school with one aim–to understand the illness, schizophrenia, that afflicts her younger sister.

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Finding a Way to Help and Heal

An Annual Event Honors a Beloved Son and Supports the Foundation’s Research

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