Statistics and Interviews
More than two-thirds of people with bipolar disorder have at least one close relative with the illness or with unipolar major depression, indicating that the disease has a heritable component.
[ National Institute of Mental Health ]
About 6 of every 10 men (or 60%) and 5 of every 10 women (or 50%) experience at least one trauma in their lives. About 8 million adults have PTSD during a given year.
[ US Department of Veterans Affairs ]
28-74% of risk for eating disorders is through genetic heritability and less than 6% of people with eating disorders are medically diagnosed as “underweight.”
[ National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders ]
1.9 million children, 3 – 17, have diagnosed depression and despite its high treatment success rate, nearly two out of three people suffering with depression do not actively seek nor receive proper treatment.
[ Centers for Disease Control “Data and Statistics on Children’s Mental Health”, 2018) and DBSA, 1996 ]
7.1% of children aged 3-17 years (approximately 4.4 million) have diagnosed anxiety and there are 5 major types of anxiety disorders
[ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Department of Health and Human Services]
A person living with DID may have as few as two alters or as many as 100. The average number is about 10. DID occurs in 0.01 to 1 percent of the general population
[ National Alliance on Mental Illness ]
Terry Kelly - Chief Scientific Officer, Volition America Inc.
Accomplished scientist with over 12 years of experience in Epigenetics including developing novel technologies and seeing them through to commercialization and leading multi-national R&D and service groups. She was previously the R&D Director at Active Motif and the Global leader for custom assays and services and Agena Bioscience. She has a diverse scientific background with over 20 articles published in highly respected journals and broad product development experience. She also got her PhD in Neuroscience from University of California, Los Angeles and post-doctoral fellowship at USC Norris Cancer Center.
James Fallon - American Neuroscientist
James Fallon is an American neuroscientist and professor of psychiatry and human behavior and emeritus professor of anatomy and neurobiology in the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine. He is also the author of The Psychopath Inside: A Neuroscientist’s Personal Journey Into the Dark Side of the Brain. Fallon has received the Sloan Scholar, Senior Fulbright Fellow, National Institutes of Health Career Awardee for his contribution in science, biotechnology, and neuroscience.