The Neuroscience of the Craving Brain

Anna Yusim, M.D.

When we try to get rid of a bad habit, whether it involves food or drugs or gambling, it often seems like we’re fighting ourselves inside. The reality is not far off: Addiction twists the reward pathways of the brain to keep addicts tied to whatever gets them high. But can we use our knowledge of the brain to undo these neurological knots? Join us for an interactive panel discussion to learn what addiction is, why some people  are more susceptible to it, the role different parts of the brain play in addiction and behavior, and how to break the addiction cycle.


Dr. Anna Yusim is a board-certified psychiatrist with a private practice in New York City’s Upper East Side and a Lecturer at the Yale University School of Medicine. She completed her undergraduate education at Stanford University, where she studied Biology & Philosophy. Dr. Yusim attended Yale Medical School & the NYU Residency Training Program in Psychiatry. She believes every person is unique and therefore needs an individually-tailored therapy approach. The philosophy of Dr. Yusim’s practice is to help individuals achieve their highest level of psychological, emotional & mental well-being. Dr. Yusim’s book Fulfilled–How the Science of Spirituality Helps You Live a Happier, More Meaningful Life is currently available on Amazon.











When: Tue., April 2, 2019 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan
334 Amsterdam Ave.
646-505-5708
Price: Free
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Anna Yusim, M.D.

When we try to get rid of a bad habit, whether it involves food or drugs or gambling, it often seems like we’re fighting ourselves inside. The reality is not far off: Addiction twists the reward pathways of the brain to keep addicts tied to whatever gets them high. But can we use our knowledge of the brain to undo these neurological knots? Join us for an interactive panel discussion to learn what addiction is, why some people  are more susceptible to it, the role different parts of the brain play in addiction and behavior, and how to break the addiction cycle.


Dr. Anna Yusim is a board-certified psychiatrist with a private practice in New York City’s Upper East Side and a Lecturer at the Yale University School of Medicine. She completed her undergraduate education at Stanford University, where she studied Biology & Philosophy. Dr. Yusim attended Yale Medical School & the NYU Residency Training Program in Psychiatry. She believes every person is unique and therefore needs an individually-tailored therapy approach. The philosophy of Dr. Yusim’s practice is to help individuals achieve their highest level of psychological, emotional & mental well-being. Dr. Yusim’s book Fulfilled–How the Science of Spirituality Helps You Live a Happier, More Meaningful Life is currently available on Amazon.

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