From Neural Circuits to Novel Solutions

The Etkin Lab strives to understand the neural basis of emotional disorders and their treatment, and to leverage this knowledge to develop novel treatment interventions. In order to do so, we use advanced technologies to investigate neural pathways in both healthy participants and patients suffering from anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Through our studies we hope to better understand what creates a successful treatment for each individual in order to understand psychiatric treatments as it relates to each individual, instead of the population as defined by the diagnosis. If you wish to help us in these goals or are seeking psychiatric treatment, please consider participating in one of our research studies.

Our Studies

Treating Depression/ Anxiety

Our studies for people suffering from depression and anxiety include medication, computer-based training, and non-medication therapies. It's easy.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Through a partnership with the Palo Alto VA, we are rigorously exploring a variety of treatment options for PTSD for both veteran and civilian patients.

Participate in a Variety of Studies

We are also exploring healthy brain function. Consider helping expand current understanding of neuroscience by volunteering for one of our healthy participant studies.