The correlation between altitude of residence and effects on mental illness will be the focus of the next Brain & Behavior Research Foundation monthly webinar on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 from 2 to 3 p.m. EST. Perry F. Renshaw, M.D., Ph.D., NARSAD Grantee and professor of psychiatry at the University of Utah School of Medicine, will discuss his research that uses magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) to identify changes in brain chemistry that are associated with mood and substance abuse disorders. Currently, Dr. Renshaw’s lab is exploring how brain metabolic changes associated with altitude may increase the prevalence and severity of mood disorders.
The free webinar is open to the public, who can register online at bbrfoundation.org/webinars. During the last 15 minutes of the webinar, Dr. Renshaw will answer questions posed by participants.
This webinar is part of a monthly series in which Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D., president & CEO of the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, hosts presentations by leading mental health researchers who discuss and answer questions about the latest in new technologies, early intervention strategies and next-generation therapies for brain and behavior disorders and mental illness. Each webinar is live tweeted with the hashtag #brainchat. After the live event, recordings of the webinars are available on the Foundation’s website at: bbrfoundation.org/webinar.
For more information: call 800-829-8289, or visit bbrfoundation.org.