In the first seminar of Brain School 2014, Dr. Helen Mayberg will explore the foundations of deep brain stimulation as a treatment for depression. Critical to the development of this novel therapy for patients with treatment-resistant depression has been the further characterization of brain systems mediating normal and abnormal mood states as well as those mediating successful and unsuccessful response to various antidepressant interventions using functional neuroimaging. To register for Brain School 2014, visit http://tinyurl.com/brainschool2014.
Helen Mayberg, MD, is a professor of psychiatry, neurology, and radiology, and the Dorothy C. Fuqua Chair of Psychiatric Neuroimaging and Therapeutics at the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Mayberg heads a multidisciplinary depression research program dedicated to the study of brain circuits in depression and the effects of various antidepressant treatments, which are measured using a variety of functional and structural imaging tools. The primary focus of her laboratory is to development imaging and physiological-based algorithms that will discriminate between depressed patient subgroups and optimize the selection of treatment at all stages of the illness.
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