Bridging Gaps in Female Mental Health Research with ENIGMA-Neuroendocrinology Working Group

Researchers from around the world are focused on mental health research, with teams collaborating in various institutions to better understand and treat mental health issues. Carina Heller at Friedrich Schiller University Jena in Germany leads a team that works with the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at Jena University Hospital, as well as the Center for Intervention and Research on adaptive and maladaptive brain Circuits underlying mental health (C-I-R-C) in Halle, Germany. They are also part of the German Center for Mental Health (DZPG) in Jena-Magdeburg-Halle.

In Boston, Massachusetts, Carina Heller collaborates with Zora Kikinis from the Psychiatry Neuroimaging Laboratory at Brigham and Women’s Hospital to conduct psychiatric research. Meanwhile, Claudia Barth from the Department of Psychiatric Research at Diakonhjemmet Hospital in Oslo, Norway contributes to understanding mental health.

Researchers such as Tim J. Silk and Nandita Vijayakumar from Deakin University and Murdoch Children’s Research Institute in Melbourne, Australia are studying early emotional development in children. Nandita Vijayakumar is also working at the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Melbourne. In Spain, Susana Carmona and Magdalena Martínez-García from Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria Gregorio Marañón and Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Salud Mental (CIBERSAM) are engaged in mental health research.

Lastly, researchers such as Nicole Petersen lead teams conducting research in the field of mental health at Imaging Genetics Center at the University of Southern California in Marina del Rey and Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA in Los Angeles, California.

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