Highlights of Mount Sinai research at Neuroscience 2012

Published on October 15, 2012 at 2:14 AM · No Comments

Researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine are presenting important discoveries on the involvement of the immune system and dopamine cells in the onset of depression at Neuroscience 2012, the Society for Neuroscience's 42nd annual meeting on October 13 -17 in New Orleans, and are available for interviews.

In addition to scientists presenting at the conference, Dennis S. Charney, MD, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Dean, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, The Mount Sinai Medical Center, is available to speak about depression and the psychobiological mechanisms of human resistance to stress. As a renowned expert in the neurobiology and treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, he has led research teams that have discovered that ketamine is a rapidly-acting drug in patients with treatment-resistant depression.

Dr. Charney has co-authored a book, Resilience: The Science of Mastering Life's Greatest Challenges, and a recent review article on this topic is featured in this week's issue of the journal Science, found here. The website also includes a podcast on how resilience training may help as a treatment for depression.

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