Skip Navigation
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Dot gov

The .gov means it’s official.
Federal government websites often end in .gov or .mil. Before sharing sensitive information, make sure you’re on a federal government site.

Https

The site is secure.
The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.

Internet Explorer is no longer a supported browser.

This website may not display properly with Internet Explorer. For the best experience, please use a more recent browser such as the latest versions of Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and/or Mozilla Firefox. Thank you.

Your Environment. Your Health.

Environmental Risks for Psychiatric Disorders

Exploring Biological Mechanisms
March 21 – 22, 2017
NIEHS

Meeting Purpose

As emerging evidence links toxicant exposure with central nervous system and behavior changes consistent with disorders ranging from schizophrenia to depression, it is important to incorporate environmental factors in the study of these diseases to allow for better preventative and therapeutic strategies. The workshop brought together experts in the fields of psychiatry, fundamental neuroscience, human genetics, immunology and environmental health sciences to identify common pathways and mechanisms implicated in psychiatric disorders that are potential targets of environmental exposures. This workshop sought to generate a publishable report on the state of the science, and help determine the most appropriate and productive directions for research in the area of environmental factors in risk for mental disorders.

Meeting Materials

Environmental Factor Articles

Contact

Amanda Garton
Amanda E. Garton
Health Specialist
Tel 984-287-3260
amanda.garton@nih.gov
530 Davis Dr
Keystone Building
Durham, NC 27713

Jonathan Hollander
Jonathan A. Hollander, Ph.D.
Health Scientist Administrator
Tel 984-287-3269
jonathan.hollander@nih.gov
P.O. Box 12233
Mail Drop K3-15
Durham, N.C. 27709

Back
to Top