Neuroscience symposium to feature ‘Journey Through Madness’ author

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Elyn Saks (Photo courtesy of the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation)

“New Treatments for Mental Illness: From Emergence to Recovery” is the theme of Neuroscience 2014, a symposium that will be held on Saturday, April 26 from 8:20 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Yale School of Medicine’s Harkness Auditorium, 333 Cedar St.

This year’s featured speaker and honoree is Elyn Saks ’86 J.D., Ph.D., author of “The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness,” and the Orrin B. Evans Professor of Law, Psychology, and Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences at University of Southern California Gould School of Law. Saks will share her story of struggles and successes with schizophrenia and acute psychosis.

In addition, Yale faculty will discuss the topics of depression, psychosis, and mindfulness and stress management.

Admission is free and open to the public. Advance registration is requested. For details and to register, visit the website.

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