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Research News

Nov 11, 2016

Are We Looking at Psychiatric Disorders the Wrong Way?

The first psychiatric patient I evaluated—42 years ago—presented with delusions and mood swings. Based on those symptoms, our attending physician diagnosed her with schizoaffective disorder. We medical clerks were confused by that assessment....

Nov 8, 2016

Medical Marijuana and Cognitive Performance

“One of the big things to take home from this study is that individuals who are medical marijuana patients aren’t necessarily going to have serious cognitive decrements associated with cannabis use.” – Dr. Staci Gruber

Oct 26, 2016

Marijuana Use Among Young People

In my research, I primarily focus on the neurocognitive effects of substance use, particularly marijuana. This includes medical marijuana and recreational marijuana. Much of my recent work has explored the effects of recreational marijuana use on...

Oct 25, 2016

New Study Targets Role of Specific Neurons in Fear Behaviors

In a recently published paper, Kerry J. Ressler, MD, PhD, chief scientific officer for McLean Hospital and professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and Kenneth M. McCullough describe their novel method for evaluating how a specific group...