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How do genes influence the development of depression?

16 Aug 2020 9:42 PM | Travis Atkinson
Watch the keynote from Sarah Cohen Woods at the 2020 ISST Virtual Summit.
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Gene-Environment Interactions in Depression

Have you seen the fascinating presentation at the 2020 ISST Virtual Summit investigating the genetic and environmental influences leading to depression?

Sarah Cohen Woods shares some of the latest research that helps answer some of these influences, as well as posting more intriguing questions during her keynote address at the 2020 ISST Virtual Summit.

Sarah discusses how a large number of biological and molecular perturbations associated with psychological disorders have been identified, including changes in brain structure, neurological connections, inflammation, and epigenetic factors, as well as genomic risk.

However, integration with how these factors relate to the development and maintenance of schemas, critical in psychological disorders, is still emerging.

Genomic risk, and potentially dynamic biologic and neurological changes, need to be integrated with current perspectives of schemas, and the role of early experiences, such as trauma.

Sarah describes neurobiological processing variations related to schema-related learning, differentiating between specific stages of schema development. Genomic risk factors for psychological disorders that exhibit early maladaptive schemas, such as depression, are being identified.

Sarah shares the latest research identifying gaps and new pathways forward in the investigation of the neurobiological bases of schemas, and how improving the neurobiological understanding of schemas may benefit clinicians moving forward. 

The keynote address of Sarah Cohen Woods is 1 of 13 selections from Day 3 of the 2020 ISST Virtual Summit. If you haven't yet purchased a ticket for the summit, it is not too late!

We recorded each presentation, including questions and answers. Your ticket allows you to have access to recordings for up to a year after the summit ended. This is the Schema Therapy Event of the Year!
We offer three options for registration:

OPTION 1: Already registered for INSPIRE 2020 in Copenhagen? If you have an active registration for INSPIRE 2020, the summit is a BONUS for active registrants of INSPIRE 2020 in Copenhagen, our hybrid event taking place June 24 - 26, 2021. If you are already registered for INSPIRE 2020, but haven't registered for the summit, please contact Travis: EMAIL

Schema Summit App: Now Available! Active participants of the virtual summit will receive a "Welcome Email" from no-reply@eventify.io to download the Schema Summit App, available on the App Store for Apple iOS devices, and Google Play for Android devices. You will also be able to access the summit using a browser on any Windows or Macdevice.

OPTION 2: Not Yet Registered for the hybrid event of 2021, INSPIRE 2020? With a hybrid event, we plan to offer both in-person sessions (if possible) along with virtual presentations, especially helpful to those who can't travel to Copenhagen, or if an in-person conference is still not possible in June 2021 due to the pandemic.

If you haven't yet registered for INSPIRE 2020, take advantage of Tier 4 rates, along with the bonus virtual summit, by registering now at: INSPIRE 2020 REGISTRATION

OPTION 3: Need a 'Virtual Summit Only' Option? If you prefer, you can purchase an exclusive ticket for the summit as well: SUMMIT REGISTRATION

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