National Institute of Mental Health director discusses depression, schizophrenia, anxiety and more
Joshua Gordon, MD, PhD, the director of the National Institute of Mental Health, talks about a variety of topics, including newly released data from the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development study. That work focuses on 10,000 9- and 10-year-old children and will follow them for 10 years to learn more about how adolescent brains develop. Already, Gordon says, researchers are concerned about the high rate of suicidal thoughts and exposure to abuse among these children. Gordon, who came to Syracuse to lecture at Upstate Medical University, also addresses schizophrenia, depression and the effects of chronic stress.