Mental and Behavioral Disorders

List of mental health disorders in shape of head

Mental and behavioral disorders are diseases of the brain that affect 1 in 4 people worldwide and are characterized by debilitating deficits in a person’s thinking, feeling, motivation, and mood. Scientists at the Center for Neuroscience are involved in researching mental and behavioral disorders at multiple levels. From understanding the molecular, cellular, and circuit changes alter normal brain function, to how genetic and environmental factors confer risk for mental illness, our scientists aim to translate new research findings into approaches to improve diagnosis and treatment of these brain disorders.

Faculty studying mental and behavioral disorders