Brain Matters

How to Stay Mentally Healthy Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

In addition to what everyone knows about hand washing and social distancing to help mitigate the spread of the Coronavirus, here are a few more suggestions to help us all deal with stress associated with this pande

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Coronavirus Letter to the Editor

I am pleased to share with you my Letter to the Editor that was published in the New York Times about how to stay mentally healthy during the Coronavirus pandemic.

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How Drug Dependence Impacts Decision Making

In this exciting webinar, Dr. Christina Gremel, of the University of California San Diego, a 2015 BBRF Young Investigator Grantee, discussed findings suggesting that goal-directed decision-making and the controlling neural circuits are disrupted in drug dependence, and touched on whether these deficits can be treated.

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Happy woman practicing self love and self care

Self-love is a state of appreciation for oneself that grows from actions that support our physical, psychological and spiritual growth. Self-love means having a high regard for your own well-being and happiness. Self-love means taking care of your own needs and not sacrificing your well-being to please others. Self-love means not settling for less than you deserve.

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Restoring a Delicate Balance: Dr. Hilary Blumberg Seeks Ways to Therapeutically Address Subtle Brain Changes that Imaging Has Revealed in Mood Disorders

“I love the science of it!” says Dr. Hilary Blumberg, a research pioneer who has used advanced imaging to figure out how the brain subtly changes in bipolar disorder, major depression, and other mood disorders. “But what really drives me,” she stresses, “is bringing this work to the point where it is helping people—helping to relieve their suffering, improving their prognosis, and decreasing early mortality due to suicide..."

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