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Saturday, August 14 • 9:50am - 10:30am
Brains and Bugs: Infections and Historical Impact on Psychiatric Disease

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Health impacts from infectious disease include new-onset psychiatric disorders. We will review historical (and current) epidemics, proposed mechanisms, and how vulnerability to mental illness is related to epidemics and the genetic imprint they left on the population.

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Emily Deans

Emily Deans MD is a psychiatrist practicing in Boston. She is the author of the blog, Evolutionary Psychiatry at Psychology Today, exploring the links between genes, environment, lifestyle, and mental health.

Saturday August 14, 2021 9:50am - 10:30am PDT

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