About The Author

Christian Schaaf, MD, PhD is the Joan and Stanford Alexander Endowed Chair for Neuropsychiatric Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Molecular and Human Genetics.

Changes In Chromosome 15 In Adolescents With Major Depressive And Anxiety Disorders

Major depressive disorder (MDD) and anxiety disorders are among the most prevalent neuropsychiatric diagnoses, estimated to affect about one-third of adults and adolescents in the United States (1,2). Treatment of such disorders has improved, but many patients are still treated with drugs whose mechanisms in the brain are not understood, resulting in a trial and