McLean Hospital 115 Mill Street Belmont, MA 02478
The Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders Laboratory conducts research on the neurobiological basis of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and anxiety disorders, hoping to inform future diagnosis and lead to new treatments for these serious and often debilitating conditions.
The lab uses brain imaging technologies to study the function, structure, and chemistry of the brain in both healthy people and patients suffering from PTSD, anxiety, and depression. We also use behavioral paradigms, including tasks that assess learning and memory, so that we can study the relationship between the brain and behavior.
Research questions of interest to our laboratory include:
The Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders Lab, founded in 2014, is part of the Center for Depression, Anxiety and Stress Research (CDASR), which was established at McLean Hospital in 2010. The goal of the CDASR is to identify the biological, environmental, and psychological factors that contribute to depression and anxiety and translate those findings into new treatments.