NARSAD's primary areas of research are:
* Anxiety disorders include obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and social phobia.
Through its competitive grant programs, NARSAD supports the most promising research, with the greatest potential for breakthroughs. NARSAD-supported scientists are using the most advanced technologies available to study the brain and its disorders, pioneering research on one of the last frontiers of medical science. Pioneering research to find tomorrow's cures.
NARSAD investigators are improving the diagnosis of mental illnesses. They are involved in developing new medications and other, non-pharmacological treatments, such as brain stimulation techniques, psychotherapeutic approaches and cognitive rehabilitation.
Our scientists are at the forefront of identifying genetic and environmental risk factors for mental illnesses and increasing our understanding of what makes someone vulnerable to these conditions. And they are shedding new light on brain development, structure and functioning, revealing not only the wonders and complexities of the brain, but how disease develops, progresses and ultimately can be arrested.