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  • Advances in the Neurobiology of Mental Illness

    Advances in the Neurobiology of Mental Illness

    Speakers: Tyrone D. Cannon (Yale University), K. Ranga Rama Krishnan (Rush Medical College), Husseini Manji (Janssen Research & Development, LLC), Vaibhav Narayan (Janssen Research & Development, LLC), Daniel Pine (National Institute of Mental Health, US National Institutes of Mental Health), and B. Timothy Walsh (New York State Psychiatric Institute, Columbia University)Presented by the New York Academy of Sciences
    Reported by Alla Katsnelson | Posted February 10, 2017

    Overview

    Mental health disorders are the leading cause of disability worldwide and take an enormous toll on individuals who suffer from them, their families and caregivers, and society at large. The global economic burden of mental illness is estimated to be a staggering $2.5 to 8.5 trillion in lost productivity. Recent advances in neuroscience and an evolving understanding of the etiology of many of these conditions is raising hopes for new therapies.

    On October 7, 2016, the Academy convened a symposium at which researchers from academia and the pharmaceutical industry met to discuss the latest developments in understanding the underlying neurobiology of these conditions and in developing new treatments. Speakers discussed ongoing research in conditions including depression, schizophrenia, autism, anxiety, and anorexia nervosa. Talks focused on basic research, clinical trials, and biomarker development, as well as the connection between mental illnesses and other medical conditions. Several speakers touched on the burgeoning use of mobile technologies to continuously monitor symptoms.

    Use the tabs above to find a meeting report and multimedia from this event.

    Presentations available from:
    Tyrone D. Cannon (Yale University)
    K. Ranga Rama Krishnan (Rush Medical College)
    Husseini Manji (Janssen Research & Development, LLC)
    Vaibhav Narayan (Janssen Research & Development, LLC)
    Daniel Pine (National Institute of Mental Health, US National Institutes of Mental Health)
    B. Timothy Walsh (New York State Psychiatric Institute, Columbia University)


    Presented by

    The New York Academy of Sciences


    Platinum Sponsor

    Janssen Neuroscience


    How to cite this eBriefing

    The New York Academy of Sciences. Advances in the Neurobiology of Mental Illness. Academy eBriefings. 2016. Available at: www.nyas.org/MentalIllness2016-eB

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