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Boadie W. Dunlop, M.D., is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and director of the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program at Emory University. His primary research interest is in the application of biomarkers for use in personalized medicine for depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, and anxiety disorders. His other research interests include testing investigational medications for these disorders, and in the design and conduct of clinical trials. Dunlop also serves as the medical director of the Emory Healthcare Veterans Program and supervises a psychopharmacology specialty clinic as part of the psychiatry residency training program at the Emory University School of Medicine.

Helen S. Mayberg, M.D., is Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology and Radiology, and the Dorothy Fuqua Chair in psychiatric imaging and therapeutics at Emory University. Her research has characterized neural systems mediating major depression and its recovery, defined imaging-based illness subtypes to optimize treatment selection, and introduced the first use of deep brain stimulation for treatment resistant patients. She is a member of the National Academy of Medicine, the National Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the National Academy of Inventors, and has authored more than 200 publications, and participates in a wide variety of advisory and scientific activities across multiple fields in neuroscience.


Neuroimaging Advances for Depression.


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Cerebrum: the Dana Forum on Brain Science


Volume 2017


, Pages 1-15

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Depression is one of the world's most prevalent mental health problems, with as many as 350 million sufferers worldwide and close to 20 million sufferers in the US. While neuroimaging applications for identifying various types of depression have made enormous strides in recent years, no findings have been sufficiently replicated or considered significant enough to warrant application in clinical settings. Our authors are well equipped to tell us what the future may bring.

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