Science News » Hyperconnectivity in a brain circuit may predict psychosis
Research supported by the National Institute of Mental Health has shown that a shorter therapy (written exposure therapy) may be just as effective as lengthier first-line treatments for PTSD. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - December 5, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jules Asher Source Type: news

Video » Behavioral Activation: Treatment of Adolescent Depression
Clinical Psychologist Dr. Kathryn DeLonga of the NIMH Mood Brain and Development Unit discusses treating depressed teens with a talk therapy called Behavioral Activation. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - November 30, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Video » Adolescent Depression Webinar
Dr. Kathryn DeLonga, director of the psychological treatment program with the Mood Brain and Development Unit at NIMH, discusses symptoms and treatment of adolescent depression. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - November 30, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Video » Funding webinar for NIMH Career Enhancement Award to Advance Autism Services Research for Adults and Transition-Age Youth
This technical assistance webinar covers basics for the funding opportunity announcement entitled the NIMH Career Enhancement Award to Advance Autism Services Research for Adults and Transition-Age Youth. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - November 30, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Blog Post » It Begins with Basic Science
Those of you who follow Dr. Gordon on Twitter (@NIMHDirector) may have seen snippets of his experiences at the 2018 annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (SfN), the largest gathering of neuroscientists in the world. In this Director ’ s message, Dr. Gordon highlights some of the excellent basic research on display at this year ’ s conference. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - November 30, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Joshua Gordon Source Type: news

Science News » Team-based Care Optimizes Medication Treatment for First Episode Psychosis
Findings from NIMH ’ s Recovery After an Initial Schizophrenia Episode (RAISE) project indicate that team-based coordinated specialty care (CSC) for first episode psychosis (FEP) results in more optimal prescribing of antipsychotics and fewer side effects when compared with typical community care. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - November 28, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Cole Source Type: news

Scientific Meeting » The NIMH Director ’ s Innovation Speaker Series: Changing the Landscape of Mental Health Services for the 21st Century
On December 18, 2018, Dr. Margarita Alegr í a will describe the need for a paradigmatic shift in how mental health services are delivered and by whom, to be ready for the 21st Century. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - November 28, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Twitter Chat » National Drugs & amp; Alcohol Chat Day 2018
NIDA hosts its annual National Drugs& Alcohol Chat Day on January 24, 2018. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - November 23, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Scientific Meeting » Treatment-Resistant Depression & amp; the Neurobiology of Suicide
Join experts from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) for a workshop on treatment-resistant depression and the neurobiology of suicide. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - November 15, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Video » Frances ’ Advice to Students
NIMH trainee Frances Johnson offers advice to students interested in scientific research. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - November 14, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Video » One Trainee ’ s Story
Frances Johnson talks about her experiences as a recipient of a NIMH Diversity Supplement grant and her summer stint in an NIMH intramural lab under NIH ’ s G-SOAR Program. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - November 14, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Science News » Diversity Training Programs Nurture Research Career
A trainee tells her story of how NIMH/NIH training programs for members of underrepresented groups have nurtured her scientific career. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - November 14, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jules Asher Source Type: news

Science News » NIMH Explores the “ Next Big Thing ” in Mental Health Services Research
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) ’ s 24th biennial Mental Health Services Research (MHSR 2018) conference held August 1-2, in Rockville, MD, brought together mental health researchers, trainees, consumers, advocates, and mental health care providers to learn about current research findings and discuss new research that might close the gap between what science shows is most effective and what services people actually receive in real-world settings. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - November 8, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Cole Source Type: news

Video » Facebook Live - Suicide Prevention
In recognition of Suicide Prevention week in September, NIMH hosted a Facebook live event on Friday, September 14th from 1:00 – 1:30 p.m. ET. During this event, NIMH Director Dr. Joshua Gordon and Dr. Jane Pearson, chair of the Suicide Research Consortium in NIMH ’ s Division of Services and Intervention Research, discussed some of the most recent suicide prevention research findings from NIMH, warning signs, and prevention strategies. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - November 8, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Science News » NIMH Addresses Strategies for Suicide Prevention in Live Event
During NIMH ’ s Facebook Live event held in recognition of Suicide Prevention Week, NIMH Director Dr. Joshua Gordon and Dr. Jane Pearson, chair of the Suicide Research Consortium in NIMH ’ s Division of Services and Intervention Research, discussed some of the most recent suicide prevention research findings from NIMH, warning signs, and prevention strategies. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - November 8, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: NIMH Press Office Source Type: news

Science News » The Pathways Through which Light Affects Learning and Mood
In a new study, researchers have traced the brain pathways responsible for the effects of light on learning and mood. The findings revealed that these effects are brought about by two different and distinct pathways from the retina into the brain. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - November 6, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Cole Source Type: news

Science News » NIH Greatly Expands Investment in BRAIN Initiative
The National Institutes of Health announces funding of more than 200 new awards, totaling over $220 million, through the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative, an exciting trans-agency effort to arm researchers with revolutionary tools to fundamentally understand the neural circuits that underlie the healthy and diseased brain. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - November 6, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: NINDS Press Office Source Type: news

Twitter Chat » NIH Intramural Reddit “ Ask Me Anything ” with Dr. Carlos Zarate Jr. - Developing Novel Therapeutics for Depression
On Tuesday, November 13, 2018, from 11:30 AM ― 1:30 PM ET, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the NIH ’ s Intramural Research Program (IRP) are teaming up to bring you a Reddit “ Ask Me Anything ” (AMA) discussion with the NIMH ’ s Dr. Carlos Zarate Jr. During the event, Dr. Zarate will answer questions from the public about depression and his work on identifying novel therapeutics and biomarkers to improve its treatment. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - November 3, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Science News » NIH Directors Address Chronic Pain and Opioid Crisis at Annual Society for Neuroscience Meeting
On Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, at a press conference at the Society for Neuroscience ’ s annual Meeting, National Institutes of Health directors will discuss how NIH is marshalling resources, primarily through the HEAL (Helping to End Addiction Long-term) Initiative, to come up with short- and long-term solutions for countering the pain and opioid crisis. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - November 2, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: NINDS Press Office Source Type: news

Science News » NIH BRAIN Initiative Debuts Cell Census of Mouse Motor Cortex – for Starters
NIH BRAIN Initiative Cell Census Network (BICCN) has debuted its first data release, which focuses on motor cortex. In a related development, researchers have discovered cellular secrets of key social behaviors – mating, parenting, and aggression – in mouse hypothalamus. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - November 2, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jules Asher Source Type: news

Scientific Meeting » The NIMH Director ’ s Innovation Speaker Series: America ’ s Hidden Mental Health Crisis - Alisa Roth and John McCarthy
One of the most horrific — and least acknowledged--effects of mass incarceration is the epidemic of mental illness in our jails and prisons. On November 13, 2018, Alisa Roth, journalist and author of Insane: America ’ s Criminal Treatment of Mental Illness, will explain how this happened — and how we can fix it. Montgomery County Maryland ’ s State ’ s Attorney, John McCarthy, will discuss how mental health courts have improved public safety, prevented inappropriate incarceration, and transformed lives. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - October 25, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Video » Clinical Fellowship Program at NIMH
Mark Niciu, MD, PhD, talks about his experience in the Clinical Fellowship Program at NIMH. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - October 24, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Video » PGY4 Residency Training and Clinical Fellowship Program & amp; NIMH
Gioia Guerrieri DO, FAPA, talks about her experience in the PGY4 Residency Training and Clinical Fellowship Program& NIMH (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - October 24, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Video » KI-NIH Collaborative Doctoral Program in Neuroscience
Stal Shrestha, PhD talks about his experience in the KI-NIH Collaborative Doctoral Program in Neuroscience. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - October 24, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Video » UCL-NIMH Joint Doctoral Program in Neuroscience
Jobert Vargas, BS, talks about his experience in the UCL-NIMH Joint Doctoral Program in Neuroscience. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - October 24, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Science News » Understanding the Brain Mechanisms of Irritability in Youth
Researchers have identified differences in how the brains of irritable youth react to frustration, findings that could provide new paths for developing treatments for children and adolescents with severe irritability. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - October 23, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Cole Source Type: news

Blog Post » Confronting Bias to Advance Science
Dr. Gordon discusses the presence — and negative impact — of bias in science and how we can take positive steps as individuals and organizations to challenge these assumptions and combat their damaging effects. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - October 19, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Joshua Gordon Source Type: news

Science News » NIMH Director Joshua Gordon and IRP Researcher Ellen Leibenluft Elected to the National Academy of Medicine
Joshua A. Gordon, M.D., Ph.D., director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), and Ellen Leibenluft, M.D., chief of the Section on Mood Dysregulation and Neuroscience and co-chief of the Emotion and Development Branch in the NIMH Intramural Research Programs, have been elected as members of the National Academy of Medicine. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - October 18, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Cole Source Type: news

Concept Clearance » Hybrid Effectiveness-Implementation Clinical Trials to Optimize the Collaborative Care Model for Patients with Opioid Use Disorders and Mental Health Conditions
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), in partnership with other NIH Institutes, proposes research to adapt collaborative care – a specific service delivery model for treating mental/behavioral health conditions in primary care settings – to meet the needs of individuals with opioid use disorders (OUDs) and co-occurring mental health conditions. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - October 5, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Concept Clearance » Implementation Research to Inform and Enhance President ’ s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Delivery
The goal of this initiative is to support implementation science research that will inform delivery and scale-up of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) at President ’ s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) sites. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - October 5, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Scientific Meeting » Addendum: 24th NIMH Mental Health Services Research Conference
August 1-2 2018, the NIMH ’ s Services Research and Clinical Epidemiology Branch hosted the 24th NIMH Mental Health Services Research (MHSR) Conference. The MHSR Conference promotes areas of high priority for services research and identifies opportunities that have the potential for significant impact on the health and well-being of people with mental disorders. The 2018 conference featured state-of-the-art research presented via keynote speakers, thematic panels, discussion groups, papers, and posters. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - October 4, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Concept Clearance » The Trans-NIH baby Brain Cognitive Development (bBCD) Study
The goal of this project is to understand the long-term impacts of pre- and perinatal drug and adverse environmental (e.g., parental neglect, physical abuse) exposures on brain development and social/behavioral/academic achievement and how these in turn impact risk for substance use and mental illness. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - October 4, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Concept Clearance » Understanding the Mechanisms of Neuropsychiatric Side Effects and Neurological Toxicities of HIV Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART)
The goal of this initiative is to encourage innovative research to identify risk-factors and understand mechanisms underlying neuropsychiatric side effects and neurological toxicities associated with HIV treatment, and to identify modifiable targets or individuals at high risk for timely interventions. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - October 4, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Concept Clearance » Secondary Data Analysis to Examine Long-Term and Cross-Over Effects of Prevention Interventions
The goal of this initiative is to encourage research to integrate/harmonize existing data sets from preventive intervention trials implemented early in life to: 1) examine risk and protective factors relevant to later mental health outcomes in childhood, adolescence and young adulthood; and 2) determine whether preventive interventions delivered earlier in life have long-term effects, and cross-over effects (e.g., unanticipated beneficial effects), on important mental health outcomes, including serious mental illness (e.g., depression, anxiety, suicide ideation and behaviors, psychosis behaviors). (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - October 4, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Concept Clearance » NIH NeuroBioBank
The NIH-funded NeuroBioBank (NBB) was established in September 2013 as a national resource for investigators utilizing human post-mortem brain tissue and related biospecimens for their research to understand conditions of the nervous system. We seek to begin a recompetition for fiscal year 2019 to continue this largely successful program. The envisioned NBB 2.0 would benefit from lessons learned in the first iteration and would aim to increase the number of brains collected and distributed. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - October 4, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Concept Clearance » Computational Methods for Integrative Analysis of Multi-omic and Single-cell Data to Elucidate Cell Type-specific Gene Regulatory Architecture for Mental Disorders
The goal of this initiative is to encourage research that will advance our understanding of brain cell type-specific gene regulation to elucidate the pathogenesis of mental disorders. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - October 4, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Concept Clearance » Renewal of the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study
The primary goal is to create a diverse and well characterized cohort to understand how experiences in childhood interact with each other and a child ’ s changing biology to affect brain development and social, behavioral, mental and physical health outcomes. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - October 4, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Blog Post » Moving Stress Research Forward
Research tells us that severe stress can cause all kinds of adverse health outcomes, including an increased risk for mental illnesses. Dr. Gordon discusses how NIMH is trying to move the field of stress research forward, toward the translation of basic findings into clinical advances. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - October 4, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Joshua Gordon Source Type: news

Twitter Chat » NIMH Twitter Chat: Depression
In recognition of National Depression Screening Day, NIMH is hosting a Twitter chat on depression, a common but serious mood disorder. The event will be held on Thursday, October 11, 2018, 11:00AM ― 12:00 PM ET. This chat will cover the signs and symptoms, risk factors, and treatments for depression. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Intramural Research Programs (IRP) Webinar » Webinar: Are You Concerned About Your Child ’ s Irritability?
On Wednesday, November 7, 2018, from 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST, join the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) for a webinar on irritability in children, discussing common signs of severe irritability, how parents can help a child with severe irritability, treatment options, and ongoing research conducted at NIMH. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Scientific Meeting » NIMH Mental Health Services Research Conference - MHSR 2018
NIMH sponsored the 24th Mental Health Services Research Conference (MHSR), promoting areas of high priority services research and identifing opportunities to improve the health and well-being of people with mental illnesses. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Scientific Meeting » Research Opportunities for Improving Treatment Interventions and Recovery Services for Adults with SMI
In collaboration with SAMHSA, NIMH sponsored a workshop focused on research priorities for treatment interventions and recovery services for adults with serious mental illness (SMI). (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Scientific Meeting » MHSR 2018: New Investigators Workshop
The NIMH Division of Services and Intervention Research hosted a post-conference workshop for Early Stage Investigators (ESI) in conjunction with the 24th Mental Health Services Research Conference. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - September 17, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Intramural Research Programs (IRP) Webinar » Webinar: Coping Strategies for Anxious Kids, What Parents Need to Know
On Friday, November 2, 2018, from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. ET, join the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) for a webinar on coping strategies for anxious kids. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - September 13, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Blog Post » From Student to Scientist: NIMH Training and Career Development
NIMH is committed to research training and career development of young researchers. As students across the country head back to school, Dr. Gordon discusses some of the ways NIMH supports and trains the next generation of researchers. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - August 28, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Joshua Gordon Source Type: news

Science News » Media Advisory: NIMH Researchers Available to Discuss the Suicide Prevention Research
In recognition of Suicide Prevention week in September, NIMH is hosting a Facebook live event on Friday, September 14th from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET, with NIMH Director Dr. Joshua Gordon and Dr. Jane Pearson, chair of the Suicide Research Consortium in NIMH ’ s Division of Services and Intervention Research. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - August 24, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jim McElroy Source Type: news

Scientific Meeting » NIMH Director to Host Facebook Live on Suicide Prevention
In recognition of Suicide Prevention week in September, NIMH is hosting a Facebook live event on Friday, September 14th from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET, with NIMH Director Dr. Joshua Gordon and Dr. Jane Pearson, chair of the Suicide Research Consortium in NIMH ’ s Division of Services and Intervention Research. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - August 22, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Science News » A Shorter — but Effective — Treatment for PTSD
Research supported by the National Institute of Mental Health has shown that a shorter therapy (written exposure therapy) may be just as effective as lengthier first-line treatments for PTSD. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Cole Source Type: news

Blog Post » Mental Health Research — Diversity Matters
In recognition of National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, Dr. Gordon highlights efforts within the NIMH research portfolio to address disparities in mental health and access to care. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - July 26, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Joshua Gordon Source Type: news

Video » Maternal Inflammation and Baby ’ s Brain - Claudia Buss, Ph.D.
Researchers have pinpointed effects of inflammation in a pregnant mother on her young child ’ s developing brain. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - July 24, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news