In sickness and in health, our relationships can make us stronger. But when the brain’s wiring develops in unhealthy patterns, sometimes individuals with schizophrenia, autism, or other conditions withdraw socially and suffer even more for it. If we can understand why this happens, we can create more opportunities for these people to return to wellness. Dr. Devanand “Dev” Manoli is the newest IMHRO Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at UCSF, and he is doing some exciting research on how attachments form and how this process might go awry, to ultimately improve our population’s social and mental health.
Please enjoy the recording in which I interview Dr. Manoli about his research and about the interdependencies of social function and mental health. Comments are now closed.