Taylor Abel, MD
Assistant Professor, Neurological Surgery
Auditory Systems Neuroscience of Voice and Speech Perception; Clinical and Translational Neuroscience in Epilepsy Surgery
Susanne E. Ahmari, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry
Circuit dynamics underlying pathology and treatment of compulsive behaviors and anxiety disorders
Elias Aizenman, PhD
Professor, Neurobiology
Cellular and molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration and neuroprotection
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Howard J. Aizenstein, MD, PhD
Professor, Psychiatry, Bioengineering

Cognitive and affective neuroscience of aging and geriatric brain disorders

Issam Al Diri, PhD
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology

Chromatin structure and function during retinal development and disease.

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Kathryn M. Albers, PhD
Professor, Neurobiology
Growth factors and sensory neuron function in pain and nerve injury.
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Carmen Andreescu, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine
Neural basis and treatment biomarkers of mood and anxiety in late-life. Accelerated aging in late-life mood and anxiety disorders.
Carey D. Balaban, PhD
Professor, Otolaryngology, Biological Sciences, Neurological Surgery
Anatomy, neurophysiology, and neurochemistry of vestibular function
Alison Barth, PhD
Adjunct Associate Professor, Neuroscience

Plasticity in developing and adult neocortex.

Aaron Batista, PhD
Assistant Professor, Bioengineering
Sensory-motor integration and neural prosthetics
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Marlene Behrmann, PhD
Professor, Department of Ophthalmology
Behrmann’s research is concerned with characterizing the computations of the human cortical visual system
Sarah B. Berman, MD PhD
Assistant Professor, Neurology

Mitochondria in neurodegeneration

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Corina O. Bondi, PhD
Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Neurology
Therapeutic strategies for complex cognitive deficits after traumatic brain injury
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Edward A. Burton, MD, DPhil, FRCP
Associate Professor of Neurology, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

Neuroprotective strategies for Parkinson’s disease and progressive supranuclear palsy

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Leah Byrne, PhD
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology
Gene therapy for retinal degeneration
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Judy L. Cameron, PhD
Professor, Psychiatry

Effects of everyday life stresses on behavior and health

Claire E. Cheetham, PhD
Assistant Professor, Neurobiology
Development, plasticity and regeneration of neural circuits
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Xing Chen, PhD
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology
The Chen lab develops high-channel-count, chronically implantable devices to record from and stimulate the brain.
Jun Chen, PhD
Professor, Neurology, Pharmacology & Chemical Biology, V.A. Pittsburgh Health System

Mechanisms of cell death and neuroprotection in cerebral ischemia and Parkinson's disease

Charleen T. Chu, MD, PhD
Professor, Pathology

Cell signaling, dendritic morphogenesis and autophagy/mitophagy in neurodegenerative diseases

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Christopher Cunningham, PhD
Assistant Professor
The Neural and Sensory Biology of the Auditory System
Brian M. Davis, PhD
Professor, Neurobiology
Cellular and molecular mechanisms of central and peripheral nervous system development and plasticity
Davis Lab Website
Donald B. DeFranco, PhD
Professor and Vice Chair, Pharmacology & Chemical Biology, Neuroscience
Glucocorticoid regulation of neurodevelopment
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C. Edward Dixon, PhD
Professor, Neurological Surgery, Anesthesiology, Neurobiology, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Mechanisms of post-traumatic memory deficits, models of traumatic brain injury, and functional outcomes.

Alexandre Y. Dombrovski, MD
Associate Professor, Psychiatry
My lab studies decision-making in people with depression, personality disorders, anxiety, and suicidal behavior
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Yan Dong, PhD
Professor, Neuroscience

Cellular and circuitry mechanisms underlying pathological neural plasticity

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Christopher Donnelly, PhD
Assistant Professor, Neurobiology
The pathogenesis of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Frontotemporal Dementia and similar age-dependent neurodegenerative diseases.
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G. Bard Ermentrout, PhD
Professor, Mathematics, Neurobiology

Applications of mathematics to biological systems

Sean P. Farris, PhD
Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
Neurobiology of addiction and co-morbid disorders
Fabio Ferrarelli, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Psychiatry
Neural circuits implicated in the development, pathophysiology, and treatment of schizophrenia and other major psychiatric disorders
Julie A. Fiez, PhD
Professor, Psychology, Neuroscience

Neuroimaging and behavioral studies of language, working memory, motivation, and learning

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Kenneth N. Fish, PhD
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry

Functional consequences of altered connectivity in schizophrenia; the early secretory pathway's role in neurodevelopment and synaptogenesis

Zachary Z. Freyberg, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry

Molecular mechanisms of neurotransmitter release and their contribution to neuropsychiatric illness

Neeraj J. Gandhi, PhD
Professor, Bioengineering, Neuroscience, Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition
Neuronal signatures of representation and communication for sensation, action, and cognition
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Omar Gharbawie, PhD
Assistant Professor, Neurobiology
Organization of motor & sensory cortex in primates
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Peter J. Gianaros, PhD
Professor, Psychology
Imaging neuroscience and psychophysiological studies of stress and heart disease
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Aryn H. Gittis, PhD
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Neuroscience
Neural circuits in the basal ganglia involved in motor control and disease
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Michael S. Gold, PhD
Professor, Neurobiology

Peripheral mechanisms of pain.

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Anthony A. Grace, PhD
Distinguished Professor of Neuroscience, Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology
Neurophysiology of basal ganglia system related to psychiatric disorders.
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J. Timothy Greenamyre, MD, PhD
Professor, Neurology

Mechanisms of neurodegeneration and neuroprotection in Parkinson's and Huntington's diseases.

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Teresa G. Hastings, PhD
Associate Professor, Neurology, Neuroscience
Oxidative mechanisms associated with neurodegeneration.
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Lori L. Holt, PhD
Adjunct Professor, Neuroscience
Auditory cognitive neuroscience, with a focus on spoken language
Gregg E. Homanics, PhD
Professor, Anesthesiology, Neurobiology, and Pharmacology & Chemical Biology
Mechanism(s) of alcohol action.
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Bryan M. Hooks, PhD
Assistant Professor, Neurobiology
Organization of mouse cortical circuitry underlying control of movement.
John P. Horn, PhD
Professor, Neurobiology
Synaptic computation and neuromodulation in catecholaminergic neurons
Charles C. Horn, PhD
Professor, Medicine
Neuromodulation of peripheral nerves to treat obesity, gastrointestinal disease, and cancer
Xiaoming Hu, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Neurology

The mechanism of neuroinflammation and immunotherapies for stroke

ChengCheng Huang, PhD
Assistant Professor, Neuroscience
Neuronal network dynamics and neural coding
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Yanhua Huang, PhD
Associate Professor, Psychiatry

Cellular and circuit mechanisms underlying drug addiction and sleep-mediated regulation of reward.

Tija C. Jacob, PhD
Associate Professor, Pharmacology & Chemical Biology
Regulation of GABAergic inhibition in development and mental disorders
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Jon W. Johnson, PhD
Professor, Neuroscience, Psychiatry
The Johnson lab is involved in multiple collaborative projects incorporating electrophysiology, structural modeling, medicinal chemistry, and cutting-edge optical approaches to study properties and pharmacology of glutamate receptors.
Karl Kandler, PhD
Professor, Neurobiology

Plasticity of inhibitory circuits during development and pathology.

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Robert E. Kass, PhD
Adjunct Professor, Neuroscience

Statistical analysis of neural data.

Anthony E. Kline, PhD
Professor, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Critical Care Medicine, Psychology, and Center for Neuroscience
Evaluating treatments for traumatic brain injury using pharmacotherapies, environmental enrichment, and neural stem cells.
Anthony Kline, PhD | Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation | University of Pittsburgh
H. Richard Koerber, PhD
Professor, Neurobiology
Development, plasticity and pain processing in sensory neurons and in the spinal dorsal horn.
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Julia Kofler, MD
Associate Professor, Pathology, Neuropathology
Neuropathology of neurodegenerative disease
Radosveta Koldamova, MD, PhD
Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health

Translational neuroscience based on animal models of Alzheimer's disease

Koldamova link
Koldamova & Lefterov link
Takashi D.Y. Kozai, PhD
Assistant Professor, Bioengineering
Cellular mechanisms of neurodegeneration, neuroprotection, and repair (in vivo 2P imaging and Brain-computer interfaces)
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Sandra J. Kuhlman, PhD
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Neuroscience
Influence of cortical inhibitory circuits on sensory development and perceptual learning.
Cecile D. Ladouceur, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology
Neurodevelopment of emotion regulation; Puberty and adolescent brain development; Sex differences in risk for anxiety/mood disorders
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Todd Lamitina, PhD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Cell Biology
C. elegans stress responses and models of neurodegenerative disease
Cynthia Lance-Jones, PhD
Associate Professor, Neurobiology
Motoneuron development and spinal cord patterning.
David A. Lewis, MD
Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience

Functional architecture of the prefrontal cortex and schizophrenia.

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Laura E. Lillien, PhD
Associate Professor, Neurobiology
Mouse models of developmental disorders.
Beatriz Luna, PhD
Staunton Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, Psychology

Transition from adolescent to adult level cognitive control through fMRI, DTI, PET, MRSI and cognitive testing

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Matthew L. MacDonald, PhD
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry

Synaptic protein networks in schizophrenia and other neuropsychiatric diseases

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Hansruedi Mathys, PhD
Assistant Professor, Neurobiology
The cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying Alzheimer’s disease
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J. Patrick Mayo, PhD
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology
Visual information processing and its modulation by eye movements and cognition by populations of neurons in multiple brain structures
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Colleen A. McClung, PhD
Professor, Psychiatry

The molecular basis of psychiatric diseases.

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Stephen D. Meriney, PhD
Professor and Chair of Neuroscience; Professor, Psychiatry; Center for Neuroscience Co-Director
Regulation and modulation of presynaptic ion channels and transmitter release in healthy and diseased synapses.
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Mike Modo, PhD
Professor, Radiology and Bioengineering
Restorative Neuroscience and Neuroimaging of brain damage
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Khaled Moussawi, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Neurology
Advancing the understanding and treatment of substance use and neuropsychiatric disorders
Paul W. Munro, PhD
Associate Professor, Information Science

Adaption, learning, and plasticity in simulated neural networks.

Abby Olsen, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Neurology
Pathogenesis of Parkinson’s disease and related disorders
Carl R. Olson, PhD
Adjunct Professor, Neuroscience
Cortical mechanisms of cognition in primates.
Quasar S. Padiath, PhD
Associate Professor, Human Genetics

Gene identification and molecular mechanisms underlying neurodegenerative and demyelinating disorders

Michael J. Palladino, PhD
Associate Professor, Pharmacology & Chemical Biology

Molecular mechanisms of metabolic and neurodegenerative diseases.

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Udai Pandey, PhD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics

Molecular mechanisms of human neurodegenerative diseases.

Andrey A. Parkhitko, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
My laboratory is interested in whether targeting age-dependent metabolic reprogramming can extend healthspan and prevent neurodegeneration.
Aravindakshan Parthasarathy, PhD
Assistant Professor, Communication Science and Disorders
Neural mechanisms underlying age-related and noise-induced hearing loss
Rui Peixoto, PhD
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry

Development of corticostriatal circuits in autism spectrum disorders

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Mary L. Phillips, MD, MD (CANTAB)
Professor, Psychiatry

Identifying neural circuitry problems that underlie abnormal emotion processing in adults and youth with mood disorders.

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Ian F. Pollack, MD
Distinguished Professor, Neurosurgery

Signal transduction pathways in glioma growth, molecular markers of glioma prognosis.

Sarah E. Ross, PhD
Associate Professor, Neurobiology
Neural circuits of pain and pleasure
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Ethan A. Rossi, PhD
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology and Bioengineering

Development and deployment of advanced imaging tools to study the healthy and diseased retina at the level of single cells in the living human eye.

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Jonathan E. Rubin, PhD
Professor and Chair, Department of Mathematics
Theoretical and computational modeling of dynamics in neuronal networks.
Maria (Lania) Eulalia Rubio, MD/PhD
Professor, Neurobiology
AMPA receptors in hearing and hearing loss. Ultrastructure and the nature of the tripartite synapse
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Caroline A. Runyan, PhD
Assistant Professor, Neuroscience

Imaging and manipulating cells and circuits to understand population coding across the cortical hierarchy

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Srivatsun Sadagopan, PhD
Assistant Professor, Neurobiology
Cortical mechanisms underlying the processing of complex sounds.
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José-Alain Sahel, MD
Chair, Department of Ophthalmology

Cellular and molecular mechanisms of retinal degeneration and development of treatments for currently incurable blinding diseases

Dean F. Salisbury, PhD
Professor, Psychiatry

Human cognitive neuroscience and multimodal neuroimaging of pathology and pathophysiology in the early course of psychosis

Jami L. Saloman, PhD
Assistant Professor, Medicine and Neurobiology
Peripheral neurobiology, cancer neuroscience, pain
Nicole N. Scheff, PhD
Assistant Professor
Neurobiology of head and neck cancer and orofacial pain
Oliver Schluter, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Neuroscience

Cellular and molecular mechanisms of physiological and pathophysiological synaptic plasticity

Andrew B. Schwartz, PhD
Distinguished Professor, Neurobiology
Cerebral basis for volitional movement and cortical neural prosthetics.
Lab Website
Rebecca P. Seal, PhD
Professor, Neurobiology
Studies of sensory and motor circuits in health and disease.
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Marianne L. Seney, PhD
Associate Professor, Psychiatry
Molecular mechanisms underlying psychiatric disorders, with a focus on how sex and/or circadian rhythms influence risk and clinical phenotypes
Susan R. Sesack, PhD
Professor, Neuroscience and Psychiatry
Functional neuroanatomy of cortical and brainstem monoamine systems
Or Shemesh, PhD
Assistant Professor
We are building (and using) new technologies to study and reverse brain disease.
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Shushruth Shushruth, PhD
Assistant Professor, Neuroscience
Neural circuits and computations supporting sensory abstraction
Afonso C. Silva, PhD
Endowed Chair Professor of Translational Neuroimaging, Neurobiology

Anatomical and functional imaging of the marmoset brain; cerebrovascular disease and Alzheimer’s disease; genetic engineering.

Matthew A. Smith, PhD
Adjunct Associate Professor, Neuroscience
Cortical circuits and population codes that underlie visual perception
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Alexander Sorkin, PhD
Professor and Chairman, Cell Biology and Physiology

Cell and molecular biology of dopamine transporter

Shawn F. Sorrells, PhD
Assistant Professor, Neuroscience
The goal of our work is to uncover the developmental trajectories, synaptic integration, and diversity of late-maturing neurons from their genesis to functional integration in both humans and mice.
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William R. Stauffer, PhD
Assistant Professor, Neurobiology
Rewards, emotions, and decision making.
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Sean D. Stocker, PhD
Autonomic dysfunction in cardiovascular disease and body fluid homeostasis
Peter L. Strick, PhD
Thomas Detre Professor & Chair of Neurobiology
CNS networks for motor, cognitive and affective functions
Dandan Sun, MD, PhD
Professor, Neurology

Ion transporters in neurological diseases.

Alan F. Sved, PhD
Professor, Neuroscience
Central control of autonomic nervous system and cardiovascular function; neurobiology of nicotine pharmacology.
Robert A. Sweet, MD
UPMC Professor of Psychiatric Neuroscience and Professor of Neurology
Mechanisms of psychosis in Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia.
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Bradley K. Taylor, PhD
Professor, Department of Anesthesiology

Neurobiology and Pharmacology of Chronic Pain and Opioid Dependence

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Tobias Teichert, PhD
Assistant Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Bioengineering

Neural mechanisms of auditory function and decision-making in the non-human primate

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Amantha Thathiah, PhD
Assistant Professor, Neurobiology

Cellular and molecular pathogenesis in Alzheimer's disease.

Mary Torregrossa, PhD
Associate Professor, Psychiatry
Determining developmental risk factors for addiction and novel treatments based on learning and memory systems.
Gelsy Torres-Oviedo, PhD
Assistant Professor, Bioengineering

Neuromechanical mechanisms for locomotor learning in humans with and without neurological disorders.

Robert S. Turner, PhD
Professor, Neurobiology
Neural circuits of motor performance and skill learning. Dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease. Neuromodulation. Deep brain stimulation.
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Thanos Tzounopoulos, PhD
Professor and Vice Chair of Research Otolaryngology, Director Pittsburgh Hearing Research Center

Mechanisms underlying normal and pathological hearing

Alberto L. Vazquez, PhD
Research Associate Professor

Imaging of neuronal, metabolic and vascular function and dysfunction

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Timothy Verstynen, PhD
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Psychology

Neural basis of action planning, decision-making and skill learning.

Amy K. Wagner, MD
Professor, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

The impact of gender and changes in neurochemistry on rehabilitation and treatment outcomes after traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Clayton A. Wiley, MD, PhD
Professor, Pathology
Examining mechanisms of neurodegeneration associated with Alzheimer's Disease, AIDS, West Nile Virus and influenza infection.
Ross S. Williamson, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Otolaryngology
Auditory systems neuroscience, sensory decision making, theoretical neuroscience & machine learning
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Zachary P. Wills, PhD
Assistant Professor

Neural Circuit Development and Dysfunction in Disease

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George F. Wittenberg, MD, PhD
Visiting Professor, Neurology

Restoration of voluntary movement after neurological injury.

Yan Xu, PhD
Peter M. Winter Chair Professor, Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Chemical Biology, Structural Biology, and Physics & Astronomy
Pain, sensory processing, and neural networks
Bill J. Yates, PhD
Professor, Otolaryngology, Neuroscience
Vestibular system influences on postural and autonomic control.
Kejie Yin, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Neurology
Mechanisms of neurovascular damage and repair in ischemic and traumatic brain injury
Kymberly Young, PhD
Associate Professor, Psychiatry
Neuromodulation and multimodal imaging of onset and recovery from affective disorders
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