Elliot K Edmiston, PhD
Education & Training
Now in Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging, Assessing Relationships Among Impulsive Sensation Seeking & Reward
Scientists seeking to improve understanding of bipolar disorder have focused on impulsive sensation seeking—a complex trait characterized by impulsivity (acting without advance thought) and sensation seeking (seeking new or extreme experiences). Some research has indicated that high impulsivity may be an early sign or symptom of bipolar disorder. Impulsive sensation seeking is associated with the greater valuation...
Study Is First to Show Impact of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation on Reward and Affect in Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar disorder is a debilitating mental illness and the fourth leading cause of neurological disability worldwide. There is an urgent need for novel interventions that produce sustained alleviation of symptoms while not introducing challenging, long-term side effects. Previous studies have demonstrated abnormally elevated activity during reward expectancy in the left ventrolateral prefrontal cortex among...
The Department of Psychiatry Welcomes Kale Edmiston, PhD, Marie Anne Gebara, MD, Lisa Germeroth, PhD, and Melanie Grubisha, MD, PhD, to the Faculty
The Department of Psychiatry is delighted to announce that Kale Edmiston, PhD, Marie Anne Gebara, MD, Lisa Germeroth, PhD, and Melanie Grubisha, MD, PhD, have joined the faculty at the rank of assistant professor. Dr. Edmiston received his PhD in Neuroscience from Vanderbilt University and began his postdoctoral training at China Medical University in Shenyang, China. He then joined the University of Pittsburgh...