Brain Matters

A Strong Impulse to Help People Who  Live with Mental Illness Propels a Diverse Career in Clinical Brain Research

Deanna Barch, Ph.D., a much honored research scientist who now chairs the department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, did not take long in life to discover her passion.

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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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