Dr. Helen Mayberg Lecture

Dr. Helen Mayberg
Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology
Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia

will be addressing the Vancouver Institute on October 28, 2006 at 8:15 p.m., Lecture Hall No. 2 in the Woodward Instructional Resources Centre, University of British Columbia.


Paths to Recovery:
The Role of Brain Imaging in the Development of New Treatments For Depression

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Dr. Mayberg directs an extensive research program in the neuroimaging of depression. Her studies have systematically examined neural mechanisms affecting antidepressant response to various treatments including pharmacotherapy and cognitive behavioral therapy with a goal towards identification of neurobiological factors predicting treatment response and optimized treatment. Her long-term interest in neural network models of mood regulation in health and disease led to the recent development of a new intervention for treatment-resistant patients using deep brain stimulation, a study initiated at the University of Toronto and now continuing at Emory. Dr. Mayberg is a Board Certified Neurologist, trained at Columbia's Neurological Institute in New York, with fellowship training in nuclear medicine at Johns Hopkins.

Background Information

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Medscape Expert Interview Deep Brain Stimulation for Treatment-Resistant Depression
Clues to Depression Sought in Brain's Wiring Text summary plus audio clip: National Public Radio's Morning Edition, August 24, 2004, citing Dr. Mayberg's research among others', 8:46.
Brain pacemaker lifts depression BBC News, June 2005.