More programs, more candles, more light.

Get the Flash Player to see this player.

Loading the player ...

Helen S. Mayberg, MD

Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology, Dorothy Fuqua Chair in Psychiatry Imaging and Therapeutics, Emory University School of Medicine

44 minutes
Helen S. Mayberg


Helen Mayberg is Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Neurology at Emory University. She is also the Dorothy C. Fuqua Chair of Psychiatric Neuroimaging and Therapeutics. Her research focuses on neural systems mediating mood and emotions in health and disease with a primary emphasis on major depression and its recovery. Functional neuroimaging (PET, fMRI, DTI) serve as the core methodologies, although all projects are multi-disciplinary (clinical trials, neurophysiology, personality structure, genetics, cognitive neuroscience, functional neurosurgery). Defining brain mechanisms underlying major depression and mediating its treatment are the primary goals, with an emphasis on development of algorithms that will discriminate patient subgroups, optimize treatment selection, and provide markers of disease and relapse vulnerability. These studies further provide foundation for refinement and continued testing of Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) for treatment resistant depression.

Helen Mayberg also spoke at the One Mind for Research Symposium number 5, which can be found here.