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05.09.2018

CNS Newsletter Volume 11, Issue 03 on Substance Abuse and Mental Health released

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Mental Health for Everyone

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We recently published a new issue of the Charité NeuroScience (CNS) Newsletter, bringing you the latest on Substance Abuse and Mental Health.

One of the challenges of working in neuroscience is that, as a field, we are still miles
behind other disciplines in terms of producing treatments for devastating diseases.
Nowhere is this more true than in the case of mental illness and substance abuse:
a place where complicated neurobiology, social and economic factors all collide. In
this issue of the newsletter, we have decided to take it on.

Start off by learning what prompted us to start this conversation (page 6), or what
some of the most common drugs of abuse actually do in the brain (pages 5-7). Find
out why the study of mental health has had a long and chequered past (pages 6 and
8), and why re-thinking what we know about psychadelics and pharmacology can
change everything (pages 9 and 20).

In this issue, we also take a close look as mental health in academia, starting off by
a phenomenal article on page 3. Here, you can read about resources available on
campus, as well as reading a touching personal account on page 19. Critically, we
also delve into the best ways to care for friends and family with mental health and
substance abuse issues (pages 11-13).

On the lighter side, we also have a great mix of interviews (page 27), podcast reviews
(page 21), and career advice (pages 23-26). Check it out!

Finally, we have some exciting, yet sad news. Our esteemed co-editor-in-chief, Claudia
Willmes will be leaving Berlin to begin an exciting new job... as an editor at Cell Press!
We wish Claudia all the best, and thank her for all of her hard work, especially with
our blog. Academic publishing is certainly in good hands!

Volume 11, Issue 03

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