Posted 27 May 2016

Prof. Emily Holmes, Prof. Helen Mayberg, Prof. Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg, Prof. Julio Licinio

The brain and mental health: increasing awareness and reducing stigma

This session is devoted to recent advances in our understanding of the brain mechanisms underlying mental disorders, such as major depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia with a particular emphasis on novel methods and innovations aimed to increase mental health. The aim of the panel discussion is to raise awareness of mental health stigma, which is still widespread in our society and leads to discrimination at various levels towards affected individuals.

About Panellists:
Prof. Emily Holmes, Programme Leader at the Medical Research Council, University of Cambridge
Prof. Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg, Director, Central Institute of Mental Health
Prof. Helen Mayberg, Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology and Radiology, Emory University

About Chair:
Prof. Julio Licinio, Deputy Director for Translational Medicine and Mind and Brain Team Leader, South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute