Myrna M. Weissman

Myrna M. Weissman

Research Interest

The genetics of major depression or panic disorder, studies of families at high risk for depression and other disorders, the study of the treatment of depressed parents and the effect of remission on their children, and Interpersonal Psychotherapy. 

Dr. Weissman's study, The Epidemiology, Biomarkers, and Treatment of Mood and Anxiety Disorders, includes

1) A 3-generation longitudinal study of families at high- and low-risk for depression, including MRI and genetic studies.

2) A genetic study of early onset recurrent depression.

3) A study examining the efforts of parental remission from depression on offspring psychopathology.

4) Studies of psychiatric disorders in primary care and efforts to provide evidenced-based economic treatment.