Brain Matters

A New Approach to Treating Cognitive Deficits in Schizophrenia

Dr. Vikaas Sohal and colleagues have used advanced technologies to discover biological processes that are likely involved in causing cognitive dysfunction in schizophrenia. The road to bold new treatments is being paved with this new knowledge.

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A Q&A with Dr. Mark S. George on Brain Stimulation for Psychiatric Illness

Dr. George, a pioneer in the field, answers practical questions about TMS and other brain stimulation therapies for psychiatric illness.

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A RESEARCHER'S PERSPECTIVE: We Are Witnessing a Revolution in Brain Stimulation

Dr. Mark S. George, a pioneer in the field, explains how TMS and related non-invasive brain stimulation technologies are changing the face of psychiatry.

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ADVICE ON MENTAL HEALTH: Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder

While affecting millions of American adults, personality disorders (PDs) are infrequently discussed. Our Q&A with BBRF grantee Dr. Anthony Ruocco, focuses on the most prevalent PD, borderline personality disorder (BPD). He helps clarify its symptoms, explains what research suggests about it biological underpinnings, and offers advice about treatments.

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Rethinking Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders (EDs) are among the most prevalent psychiatric disorders yet also among the most misunderstood. Dr. Cynthia Bulik, a BBRF Distinguished Investigator, explains her research indicating that anorexia nervosa, the most deadly ED, is also a disorder of the body's metabolic system. This research, which may also be extended to other EDs, is leading to new treatment ideas.

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