Penn Medicine Neuroscience Center

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April 11, 2014
In an interview with USA Today regarding the school stabbing in Murrysville, PA, Steven Berkowitz, MD, associate professor of Psychiatry and director of the Penn Center for Youth and Family Trauma Response and Recovery, said, "In these kinds of situations, the psychological casualties usually outnumber the physical casualties." Coverage also appeared on CNN and in the Pittsburgh Tribune Review.
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April 8, 2014
Wade Berrettini, MD, PhD, professor of Psychiatry, talked to Popular Science about the link between affinity for Adderall and susceptibility to ADHD or schizophrenia.
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April 2, 2014
A new study in a mutant fruitfly called sleepless confirmed that the enzyme GABA transaminase, which is the target of some epilepsy drugs, contributes to sleep loss. The findings, published online in Molecular Psychiatry, were led by Amita Sehgal, PhD, head of the Chronobiology Program at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine.
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Developing effective treatments and therapies for these areas requires the expertise, dedication and cooperation of scientists from many fields of research.

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2nd Annual Diagnosis and Management of Concussion

On behalf of Drs. Sean Grady and Christina Master, we would like to invite you to attend the 2nd Annual Diagnosis and Management of Concussion: Acute and Specialized Therapy Across the Spectrum Seminar. This one day conference is intended for clinicians and school personnel who are involved in the management, return to school and return to physical activity of students with concussion. The conference will be held in the Joseph J. Stokes Jr. Auditorium at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia on Saturday, April 12, 2014. Preregistration is required. The deadline for registration is Friday, April 4, 2014. Those wishing to attend may register by mail, fax or online at the CHOP CME Website.
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