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Relief from severe depression and suicidal ideation within hours: from synapses to symptoms

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Speaker

Carlos Zarate, M.D.
Senior Investigator
National Institute of Mental Health

Summary

Dr. Zarate's current research focus is on developing novel medications for treatment-resistant depression and bipolar disorder. His areas of expertise include biological and pharmacological aspects of mood disorders in adults. Dr. Zarate's group conducts proof-of-concept studies utilizing novel compounds and biomarkers (magnetoencephalography [MEG] and polysomnography [PSG], positron emission tomography, functional MRI and magnetic resonance spectroscopy [MRS]) to identify potentially relevant drug targets and biosignatures of treatment response. A multidisciplinary translational research team conducts the research in the ETPB. In addition, the Branch provides training to develop the next generation of clinical translational researchers.


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