Q. In your time on the Scientific Council, what is the most promising area of brain and behavior research you’ve seen?
Answer By: Rachel G. Klein, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychiatry, New York University Child Study Center
Fascitelli Family Professor of Child Adolescent Psychiatry
Director, Anita Saltz Institute for Anxiety and Mood Disorders
New York University Child Study Center
Two areas appear most promising. One is that great progress has been made in understanding brain networks in different psychiatric disorders. Another is advances in genetics that promise the identification of specific genes linked to the development of some psychiatric disorders. We hope further research will translate these advances into new approaches to treatment and prevention.