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


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

Air date: Wednesday, November 04, 2015, 3:00:00 PM

Category: WALS – Wednesday Afternoon Lectures

Runtime: 01:04:09

Description: NIH Director’s Wednesday Afternoon Lecture Series

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.

The Astute Clinician Lecture Series:The Astute Clinician Lecture was established through a gift from the late Dr. Robert W. Miller and his wife, Haruko. It honors a US clinician-scientist who has observed an unusual clinical occurrence, and by investigating it, has opened an important new avenue of research.

For more information go to https://oir.nih.gov/wals/2015-2016/relief-severe-depression-suicidal-ideation-within-hours-synapses-symptoms

Author: Carlos Zarate, M.D., National Institute of Mental Health, NIH

Permanent link: http://videocast.nih.gov/launch.asp?19295

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