2022 Scientific Research Symposium

25th Annual Scientific Research Symposium
Date: March 18, 2022 - 9:30 am - 11:30 am MT

From Fun to Flourishing: Why Positive Emotions are Needed for Anxiety and Depression (Now More Than Ever)

The SRS is supported by ADAA's Scientific Council. The SC includes leaders in the fields of psychiatry, psychology, and neuroscience.

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Using Rat Ultrasonic Vocalization to Study the Neurobiology of Emotion: From Basic Science to the Development of Novel Therapeutics for Affective Disorders
Jeffrey Burgdorf, PhD, Research Associate Professor and Associate Director, Falk Center for Molecular Therapeutics, Northwestern University







Bringing Back the Fun to Adolescence: Investigating Etiology, Pathophysiology, and Treatment of Anhedonia and Depression from a Positive Affect Perspective

Erika Forbes, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Psychology and Clinical Translational Science, University of Pittsburgh






Tracking Changes in Positive Affective Disturbance Among Emerging Adults Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic

June Gruber, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Colorado Boulder







Chair: Charles Taylor, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of California San Diego





Learning Objectives:

1. Describe the role of positive emotions in the etiology, maintenance, and recovery from anxiety and depression.

2. Summarize the rationale for targeting positive emotions in treating anxiety and depressive disorders.

3. Describe treatment approaches targeting positive emotion processes in anxiety and depressive disorders.

Educational Support for the Scientific Research Symposia provided by Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies