Pediatric PTSD: Neurobiology and Treatment

Tuesday, November 14, 2023, 2:00 pm EST
Meet the Scientist - November 2023

This talk will highlight current knowledge regarding neurodevelopment in youth with PTSD. Current treatment modalities for pediatric PTSD will be reviewed, followed by consideration of how neuroscience-based findings may enhance both the detection and treatment of PTSD in youth in the future.

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Presented by 
Ryan J. Herringa, M.D., Ph.D.
Ryan J. Herringa, M.D., Ph.D.

Director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Associate Professor

University of Wisconsin-Madison

2012 Young Investigator Grant

Ryan Herringa, MD, PhD is the Director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.  He is a pediatric psychiatrist and neuroscientist whose work explores the neural substrates of childhood traumatic stress and PTSD.  He directs the BRAVE Research Center (Building Resilience after Adversity in Youth), which seeks to map neurodevelopmental trajectories following childhood trauma.  Specifically, the BRAVE Research Center uses structural and functional neuroimaging combined with behavioral, physiological, and genetic approaches to develop biomarkers of vulnerability, recovery, and resilience to childhood trauma.  Biomarkers of childhood trauma could then be used to improve prevention and intervention strategies in victimized youth.  Dr. Herringa serves as the principal or co-investigator on several NIH funded research studies examining neural mechanisms of trauma and PTSD in both youth and adult populations. In addition to his research, Dr.

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-nominated public television program “Healthy Minds,” and serves as host and executive producer of the series. The program, broadcast nationwide, is available online, and 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.

Dr. Borenstein is a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine and serves as the Chair of the Section of Psychiatry at the Academy. He also has served as the President of the New York State Psychiatric Association. Dr. Borenstein earned his undergraduate degree at Harvard and his medical degree at New York University.