November 3, 2014
Professor Ronald Kessler, Ph.D. delivered the keynote speech at the annual symposium highlighting brain development in the second decade of life hosted by Harvard Catalyst I The Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center on October 6, 2014. The symposium supports research across the university and affiliated institutions.
From the Harvard Gazette: “Mental illness is the top problem in the developed world that teens face, however, said Ronald Kessler, HMS McNeil Family Professor of Health Care Policy. Probably 90 percent of the most common disorders—anxiety, mood disorders, specific phobias, or major depression and social phobia—start before the teenage years. And they are often the ‘beginning of an enormous cascade of triggers and problems that go into adulthood.’”
The symposium brought together researchers from the university and affiliated institutions with a goal to inspire collaboration amongst attendees.
To read more about the annual symposium please visit the Harvard Gazette website.
To hear Professor Kessler’s keynote speech please click on the SoundCloud below.