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Tag: Depression

Brain Waves: The Power of Caregiving During the Coronavirus Pandemic – Linea & Cinda Johnson

Brain Waves: The Power of Caregiving During the Coronavirus Pandemic – Linea & Cinda Johnson
Connect on Facebook Share Connect on Facebook Donate to One Mind In this episode of our weekly Brain Waves series, One Mind President Brandon Staglin hosts mother-daughter duo, Cinda Johnson and Linea Johnson. Cinda, a professor at Seattle University, and Linea, a dedicated mental health advocate, co-authored their memoir, Perfect Chaos to share how navigating [...]

Brain Waves: Treating Depression – Innovations in Science & Policy – Patrick J. Kennedy & Dr. Laura Lewis

Brain Waves: Treating Depression – Innovations in Science & Policy – Patrick J. Kennedy & Dr. Laura Lewis Patrick J. Kennedy,Laura Lewis
Connect on Facebook Share Connect on Facebook Donate to One Mind In this episode of our weekly Brain Waves series, Laura Lewis, PhD, and Fmr. U.S. Representative Patrick J. Kennedy join One Mind President, Brandon Staglin to discuss how to use science and public policy to address depression, especially during a time when mental health [...]

Dr. Erin Dunn – How Stress and Adversity Leads to Depression

Dr. Erin Dunn – How Stress and Adversity Leads to Depression Erin Dunn Research Update
Rising Star Award Research Update - Erin Dunn, ScD, MPH Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School 2018 One Mind Peter Chiarelli Rising Star Collaborative Research Award winner   Exposure to stress and adversity in childhood is a leading risk factor for depression. Experiencing such events as a death in [...]

Dr. Ming-Hu Han: Understanding Stress Resilience to Remedy Depression

Dr. Ming-Hu Han: Understanding Stress Resilience to Remedy Depression
Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a devastating disease that afflicts about 5% of the population. Stress is known to play a large role in causing major depressive episodes in people who are biologically susceptible. What is it about the brains of those 5% of people that makes them susceptible to depressive episodes when they are [...]

Dr. Lisa Monteggia: Reverse-Engineering the Rapid Antidepressant Effect of Ketamine

Dr. Lisa Monteggia: Reverse-Engineering the Rapid Antidepressant Effect of Ketamine
Antidepressant medications typically require a few weeks to start producing their therapeutic effects in patients.  The drug ketamine has recently been discovered to produce antidepressant effects much more quickly-within hours of the first dose. The advantages of this speedier response are obvious, especially for patients in suicidal crisis. Figuring out the molecular basis for this [...]

How Stress Affects Young Children: Dr. Erin Dunn

How Stress Affects Young Children: Dr. Erin Dunn Erin Dunn - Brain Scientist
How Stress Affects Young Children - March 2018 Brain Waves Interview One Mind President Brandon Staglin spoke with Dr. Erin Dunn, winner of the 2018 One Mind Rising Star Peter Chiarelli Collaborative Research Award. Brandon and Erin discussed her meaningful work to foster resilience against depression throughout the lifetime by understanding how stress affects young [...]

Engineering Brain Circuits to Improve Mental Flexibility

Engineering Brain Circuits to Improve Mental Flexibility Alik Widge One Mind Rising Star Awardee
Alik Widge, MD, PhD Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota 2017 One Mind / Janssen Rising Star Translational Research Award in Memory of Jeffrey S. Nye M.D., Ph.D. Award winner Rigid, inflexible behavior is a core impairment that cuts across mental illnesses, from the intrusive thoughts of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) to the [...]

Predicting depression risk and treatment response through blood chemistry

Predicting depression risk and treatment response through blood chemistry Ian Maze Brain Scientist One Mind
Rising Star Award Research Update - Ian Maze, PhD Assistant Professor, Departments of Neuroscience and Pharmacological Sciences at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai 2017 Rising Star Early Diagnostics Basic Research Award winner   Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) afflicts over 300 million people worldwide, but current antidepressant medications work to relieve symptoms in only [...]

Overcoming OCD, Depression and Anxiety: Zach Westerbeck

Overcoming OCD, Depression and Anxiety: Zach Westerbeck Overcoming OCD, Depression and Anxiety
Overcoming OCD, Depression and Anxiety: January 2019 Brain Waves Interview Watch this interview by clicking the video link above. In January 2019, One Mind President Brandon Staglin held an engaging talk with Zach Westerbeck, a brain health advocate and One Mind fundraiser. Brandon and Zach discussed Zach’s past brain health struggles and his experiences overcoming [...]

Better treatments for depression and other neuropsychiatric disorders

Better treatments for depression and other neuropsychiatric disorders Stephanie Dulawa Brain Scientist One Mind
Depression is a leading cause of disability worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. It is estimated that 1 in 5 people in the U.S. will experience a major depressive disorder at least once in their lives. Although current antidepressant drugs can reduce the symptoms, they take at least two to four weeks to achieve [...]