UCLA News|Week: The mind-brain-body connection
June 15, 2011
2 min read
This week on the videocast: A new endowment means investigators at UCLA's Oppenheimer Family Center for Neurobiology of Stress will be able to explore mind-brain-body interactions in several stress-sensitive conditions. Among those are persistent pain disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome, interstitial cystitis, obesity, inflammatory diseases of the liver and intestine and chronic cardiovascular disorders.
"Traditionally, doctors believed that the mind and the brain had very little role or impact on chronic medical disorders, including those of the digestive system," said Dr. Emeran Mayer, the center's director and a professor of medicine, physiology and psychiatry at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. "This is changing as the field grows. We are very excited to be expanding our research and clinical programs through this generous funding."
For more on the center and its work, go here.
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