TITLE: Rethinking Depression and its Treatment: Perspectives from Studies of Deep Brain Stimulation
AUTHOR: Helen Mayberg, M.D., Emory University
TIME: 12:00:00 PM DATE: Monday, June 1, 2015
PLACE: Porter Neuroscience Research Center
Live NIH Videocast (archived after seminar)
Professor, Psychiatry, Neurology, and Radiology
Dorothy C. Fuqua Chair
Psychiatric Neuroimaging and Therapeutics
Emory University School of Medicine
Dr. Mayberg leads a multidisciplinary research program studying brain mechanisms mediating depression pathogenesis and antidepressant treatment response using neuroimaging and pioneered the development of deep brain stimulation for treatment resistant depression.
Game Changers page: med.emory.edu/gamechangers/researchers/mayberg/bio
Current projects emphasize development of novel imaging biomarkers predictive of treatment response and optimal treatment selection for individual depressed patients at all stages of illness. Predictive biomarker studies are complemented by clinical testing, surgical refinement and multimodal mechanism studies of deep brain stimulation for treatment resistant patients.
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The NIH Neuroscience Seminar Series features lectures and discussions with leading neuroscientists. Sponsored by NINDS, NIMH, NIA, NIDCD, NIDA, NICHD, NEI,NIAAA,NIDCR, NHGRI and NCCIH, this year’s series offers seminars on aspects of molecular, cellular, developmental and cognitive neuroscience as well as neuroscience related topics in disease, pain and genetics. Seminars are held on the NIH campus on Mondays at noon in the Porter Neuroscience Research Center, Room 620/630, Building 35.