ANXIETY DISORDERS RESEARCH
$491,171 awarded to research since 1985
Anxiety—irrational feelings of dread that can range from jittery nerves to crippling panic—is the most prevalent mental health concern in the United States. Even moderate anxiety can inhibit our ability to work, maintain a healthy social life, or complete basic daily routines. It can take a measurable toll on our bodies, leading to medical conditions like high blood pressure, cardiac irregularities, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome. The Foundation has invested over half a million dollars into finding ways to alleviate the toll anxiety takes on nearly 1 in 5 Americans.
Dissecting the Neural Circuits of Hyperarousal States in Psychiatry | Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Romaguera | $200,000
Dissecting the Neural Circuits of Hyperarousal States in Psychiatry Award: 200,000 Anxiety is a complex state consisting of cognitive, emotional, and physiological components driven by a network across multiple brain regions. In this project, [...]
Deep Phenotyping of Behavioral Patterns Associated with Neuropsychiatric Disease Award: $162,000 Need/Problem: Why have advances in our understanding and treatment of mental illness lagged behind that of other biomedical conditions? To a large extent, [...]
Deconstructing Maternal Circuit Elements that Underlie Anxiety and Motivation | McHenry & Stuber | $40,000
Deconstructing Maternal Circuit Elements that Underlie Anxiety and Motivation Award: $40,000 Need/Problem: Approximately 13-20% of perinatal women are afflicted by psychiatric illnesses, such as postpartum depression. These conditions impair maternal health, compromise mother-infant interactions, [...]