Understanding how depression affects the brain using neuroimaging techniques and how stress produces functional dysregulation will be the focus of the next Brain & Behavior Research Foundation monthly webinar on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 from 2 to 3 p.m. EST. Yvette I. Sheline, M.D., NARSAD Grantee, and professor of Psychiatry, Radiology, Neurology at University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, will discuss treatment effects of antidepressants and cognitive behavioral therapy on emotion-induced fMRI activity in PTSD and depression; longitudinal effects of treatment on neuropsychological and brain structural variables in late-life depression; and modifiers of brain amyloid binding in normal aging and preclinical Alzheimer’s Disease.
The free webinar is open to the public, who can register online at bbrfoundation.org/webinars. During the last 15 minutes of the webinar, Dr. Sheline will answer questions posed by participants.
This webinar is part of a monthly series in which Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D., president & CEO of the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, hosts presentations by leading mental health researchers who discuss and answer questions about the latest in new technologies, early intervention strategies and next-generation therapies for brain and behavior disorders and mental illness. Each webinar is live tweeted with the hashtag #brainchat. After the live event, recordings of the webinars are available on the Foundation’s website at: bbrfoundation.org/webinar.
For more information: call 800-829-8289, or visit bbrfoundation.org.