Personalized Medicine for Mental Illness on the Horizon
The symposium featured scientists from such leading neurodiagnostic facilities as the Mind Research Network (MRN), the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), and
“We are making significant progress in identifying complex biomarkers for schizophrenia and addiction,” said Dr.
“We expect this research to accelerate and translate into clinical applications, and eventually provide personalized medicine for people with mental illness.”
MRN presented the Domenici Neuroscience Symposium, held in honor of MRN’s founder, retired U.S. Senator
“Today’s symposium brought together MRN, NIMH, NIAAA, and NIDA both as a tribute to the scientific accomplishments inspired by the Senator, and to present new methods for treating and diagnosing mental illness and brain disease,” said MRN President and CEO Dr.
Symposium presentations focused on how neuroimaging, genetics, and computer science are speeding discovery about brain disorders. Progress is being made with use of more sophisticated imaging equipment, novel ways to use existing imaging techniques, and less expensive genetic testing.
“I believe MRN and the other symposium scientists are going to produce incredible results in my lifetime,” Senator Domenici predicted. “Equally important, I am optimistic and hopeful that more accurate diagnosis and treatment will help erase the stigma millions of people now face because of mental illness.”
MRN and NIMH intend to make the Domenici Neuroscience Symposium a yearly conference for researchers and others focused on brain disorders to come together and discuss how to find better outcomes for individuals and families looking for triumph over brain disease and injury.
“NIMH is committed to working collaboratively to close the gap between basic biological knowledge and effective mental health care — paving the way for prevention, recovery, and treatment,” said
SOURCE Mind Research Network