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Behavioral addictions (e.g., hair pulling, skin picking, gambling, internet addiction, etc.) are common chronic problems involving shared neural mechanisms (e.g., dopamine dysfunction) and repeated urges to engage in harmful acts. To enhance knowledge of underlying mechanisms and inform treatment development we will identify phenotypic (i.e., comorbidity, affect, impulsivity, reward, sensory measures) subtypes using latent... more »
Anosmia, the loss of smell, affects approximately 5% of the population and can blight the lives of sufferers. The consequences to well being of those with this condition can be severe and include depression, anxiety, aggression, feelings of isolation as well as weight gain/weight loss. Within this group are people with parosmia, a condition where odors are so distorted that food becomes a nauseating ordeal. We need more... more »
Exome sequencing of self-identified viral anosmics vs congenital anosmics vs healthy match controls to identify candidate genes related to susceptability