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.More...
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.More...
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.
Elena Chartoff, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Director, Neurobiology of Motivated Behavior Laboratory, McLean Hospital
Sex Differences in Stress-Related Behavior and Neural CircuitryRead more...
Darin D. Dougherty, M.D.
Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
Director, Division of Neurotherapeutics, Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital
Neurotherapeutic Interventions in Psychiatry?Read more...
Randy Auerbach has recently been promoted to Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at HMS. Congratulations to Dr. Auerbach!
Mareen Weber has been recently promoted to Instructor in Psychiatry at HMS. Congratulations to Dr. Weber!
Michael Treadway has been awarded a Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (formerly NARSAD) Young Investigator Award for his project entitled “Assessment of Neuroinflammation and Reward Processing Dysfunction in Depression with Simultaneous PET and fMRI”.