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1 Laboratory of NeuroGenetics, Department of Psychology & Neuroscience, Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy, Duke University, Durham, NC USA
2 Department of Psychology, Tufts University, Medford, MA USA
3 Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA USA
Biology of Mood & Anxiety Disorders 2011, 1:1 doi:10.1186/2045-5380-1-1Published: 27 September 2011
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We are witnessing dramatic and exciting shifts in the very foundations of mental health and psychiatry [1-3]. At this time perhaps more than any other it is imperative that research into the biological underpinnings of psychopathology be given a proper outlet to inform, educate and advance these processes in the service of improving the human condition. Indeed, specialized outlets have been created for biological research in a number of disorders including autism, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder [4-6]. Surprisingly, no such dedicated outlet has been available for mood and anxiety disorders, the most common forms of psychopathology, until now.