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Helen S. Mayberg, M.D.

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Professor, Psychiatry and Neurology, Emory University School of Medicine 

Dr. Mayberg is a professor of psychiatry and neurology at the Emory University School of Medicine. She also holds adjunct appointments at the University of Toronto. She is well known for functional imaging studies of the various states of mood and emotions in health and disease. Her recent study using deep brain stimulation to successfully treat severe depression that did not respond to other therapies generated international interest. Most recently Dr. Mayberg directed the neuropsychiatry program at the Rotman Research Institute, University of Toronto, and mapped depression in the brain. She is a member of the editorial boards of the journals NeuroInformatics, Depression & Anxiety, NeuroImage, and Human Brain Mapping. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and her medical degree from the University of Southern California, School of Medicine.

Last Modified January 23, 2012