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Chicken or Egg?
Candidate Epigenetic Biomarker of Cognitive Trajectory: The Chicken or the Egg?

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Biological Psychiatry

Cover Image - Biological Psychiatry, Volume 91, Issue 4

Biological Psychiatry, founded in 1969, is an official journal of the Society of Biological Psychiatry and the first in the Biological Psychiatry family of journals. Companion titles include Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging and Biological Psychiatry: Global Open Science. The Society's purpose is to promote excellence in scientific research and education in fields that investigate the nature, causes, mechanisms and treatments of disorders of thought, emotion, and behavior. In accord with this mission, this peer-reviewed, rapid-publication, international journal publishes novel results of original basic, translational, and clinical mechanistic research that advances our understanding of psychiatric disorders and their treatment. Learn More

SOBP 2022 Annual Meeting

SOBP 2022 Annual Meeting

“Positivity and Happiness in a Worrisome World”

SOBP President: Judith Ford, University of California, San Francisco
2022 Program Committee Chair: Suzanne Haber, Ph.D., University of Rochester

Save the date for the SOBP 2022 Annual Meeting held at the Hilton New Orleans, April 28-April 30, 2022.

The 2022 SOBP Annual meeting will provide an interactive platform for learning and discovery. The meeting program will focus on alternative and transformative frameworks for understanding psychiatric illnesses, and present enhanced and newly emerging tools for measurement and manipulation. Within these frameworks and with these tools, techniques and experimental designs are illustrated that can enhance understanding of psychiatric illness and elucidate the biological pathways and markers of illness processes.



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December 9, 2021 - Dr. Tamar Gur, Biological Psychiatry’s social media editor, interviews Dr. Yasmin Hurd, Anissa Bara, and Randall Ellis, about their recently published article on epigenetic signatures underlying the long-term neuropsychiatric risk of THC exposure during pregnancy. Read the article

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Somerfeld-Ziskind Research Award

$5000 awarded annually by the Society of Biological Psychiatry! The Award Committee makes selections from the 10 top-ranking articles published in Biological Psychiatry in the past year. Full details available here.

2021 Winner (Tied): Strengthened Hippocampal Circuits Underlie Enhanced Retrieval of Extinguished Fear Memories Following Mindfulness Training

2021 Winner (Tied): Elevated Anandamide, Enhanced Recall of Fear Extinction, and Attenuated Stress Responses Following Inhibition of Fatty Acid Amide Hydrolase: A Randomized, Controlled Experimental Medicine Trial

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