How Research Combats Neurological Disorders and Mental Illnesses

  • Published26 Oct 2018
  • Reviewed26 Oct 2018
  • Author Hannah Zuckerman
  • Source BrainFacts/SfN

Neuroscientists work to combat destructive neurological disorders and mental illnesses including Alzheimer’s disease, drug addiction, and depression. By exploring the underlying biology of the brain and nervous system, in both animals and humans, neuroscientists provide us the knowledge we need to ultimately find a treatment or cure.

Today, neuroscience research is leading to promising advances for conditions from Alzheimer’s disease to epilepsy to schizophrenia. In a field in which every advance could help ease suffering, research is more than a job: it’s a human imperative.

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