Neuroimaging Inflammation in Clinical Depression and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 2:00 pm EST
Meet the Scientist - December 2018

New technology with a specialized brain imaging method called PET (positron emission tomography) detects inflammation with great sensitivity. It’s now being applied to make discoveries in clinical depression and obsessive compulsive disorder. This has important implications for understanding the pathophysiology of these illnesses and improving treatments.

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Presented by 
Jeffrey Meyer, M.D., Ph.D.
Jeffrey Meyer, M.D., Ph.D.
Center for Addiction and Mental Health

Scientist and Head, Neurochemical Imaging Program in Mood and Anxiety Disorders

Research Imaging Centre, Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute

2015 Distinguished Investigator Grant

2000, 1998 Young Investigator Grant

Moderated by 
Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D.
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

President and CEO

Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D., serves as the President & CEO of the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, the largest private funder of mental health research grants. Dr. Borenstein developed the Emmy Award-nominated public television program “Healthy Minds,” and serves as host of the series. The program, which is broadcast nationwide, focuses on topics in psychiatry in order to educate the public, reduce stigma and offer a message of hope. Dr. Borenstein also serves as Editor-in-Chief of Psychiatric News, the newspaper of the American Psychiatric Association and as an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.