Lab for Affective and Translational Neuroscience

Lab for Affective and Translational Neuroscience

Working to understand the functional neuroanatomy of depression

Using a multi-modal approach spanning different levels of analyses (e.g., environment, genes, brain, behavior), LATN scientists are working towards a better understanding of the causes, consequences, and pathophysiology of depression.

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CDASR continues to grow

CDASR continues to grow

The Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (SCAN) lab joins CDASR

The goal of the Social, Cognitive, and Affective Neuroscience (SCAN) Lab is to investigate the neurocircuitry of anxiety disorders and resilience, including emotional intelligence.

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Novel psychological treatments for adolescent depression

Novel psychological treatments for adolescent depression

The Child and Adolescent Mood Disorders Laboratory is evaluating novel treatments based on cognitive, behavioral, and interpersonal approaches to mitigate stress and attenuate depressive symptoms among adolescents.

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The Center for Depression, Anxiety and Stress Research (CDASR) embraces a multi-disciplinary approach to improve our understanding of the psychological, environmental, and neurobiological factors associated with affective disorders.

The Center is home to many research projects, including studies that: utilize neuroimaging techniques to investigate the neurobiology of depression; implement and evaluate novel prevention and treatment programs for depressed adolescents; test the role of early adversities (e.g., maltreatment, trauma) and genetic variance in increasing the risk for depression and anxiety; explore psychological and neurobiological traits associated with resilience; and build computational models to study neural function in severe mental illnesses. Our goal is to identify promising targets for prevention and treatment.

Director's Message

Diego A Pizzagalli, Ph.D. is Director of the Center for Depression, Anxiety and Stress Research, and an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Read More...

Upcoming Events

Wed April 30, 2014

Naomi M. Simon, M.D., M.Sc.

Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
Director, Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders, Massachusetts General Hospital
Director, Complicated Grief Program, Massachusetts General Hospital
 
Complicated Grief
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Wed May 21, 2014

Christen Deveney, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Wellesley College
 
Neural Correlates of Frustration Among Youths with Severe Irritability
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Latest News

Diego A. Pizzagalli and Randy Auerbach have been awarded a Clinical Neuroscience Research Grant from the Dana Foundation for a proposal entitled “Towards Identification of Neural Predictors of Adolescent Depression: A Multi-Modal Neuroimaging Study”.

Roee Admon was recently promoted to Instructor in Psychiatry at HMS. Congratulations to Dr. Admon!

Randy Auerbach has recently been promoted to Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at HMS. Congratulations to Dr. Auerbach!