Neuroscience Offers New Hope in Treating Bipolar Disorder
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About the Speaker Event
Dr. Blumberg is the John and Hope Furth Professor of Psychiatric Neuroscience, Professor of Psychiatry, Radiology and Biomedical Imaging and in the Child Study Center, and Director of the Mood Disorders Research Program, at the Yale School of Medicine. Her research is devoted to understanding brain circuitry differences that underlie mood disorders and the associated high risk of suicide, and circuitry changes in mood disorders across the lifespan. She directs the Mood Disorders Research Program at Yale that brings together a multi-disciplinary group of scientists to study the genetic, developmental and environmental factors that cause mood disorders to develop new methods for early detection, more effective interventions, and prevention. She studied neuroscience graduating summa cum laude as an undergraduate at Harvard University and completed her medical degree, psychiatry training and specialty training in neuroimaging at Cornell University Medical College prior to joining the Yale faculty in 1998.
Dr. Blumberg will highlight evidence that bipolar disorder is a brain disorder and research devoted to understanding how suicide behavior develops. She will discuss factors that can adversely affect the adolescent brain and the plasticity of the brain, so the audience will gain an understanding of efforts that can be made to prevent suffering and suicide.