Video » What are the different types of clinical research?
This video will tell you about the different types of clinical research. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - February 24, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Video » GREAT: Helpful Practices to Manage Stress and Anxiety
This video shows you how to learn helpful practices to manage stress and anxiety. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - February 24, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Blog Post » From Brain Mechanisms to Novel Therapies: Understanding and Treating Eating Disorders
In this message for National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, Dr. Gordon highlights NIMH-funded research aimed at reducing the impact of eating disorders. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - February 24, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Joshua Gordon Source Type: news

Video » Identifying New Directions in Mental Health Disparities Research: Innovations with a Multidimensional Lens - Day One, Part One
On November 9, 2020, NIMH and NIMHD conducted a virtual workshop that brought together a diverse group of mental health disparities researchers to highlight and identify innovative approaches to understand and address mental health disparities across major areas of mental health science and research. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - February 18, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Scientific Meeting » Workshop: Identifying New Directions in Mental Health Disparities Research: Innovations with a Multidimensional Lens
NIMH and NIMHD conducted a virtual workshop that brought together a diverse group of mental health disparities researchers to highlight and identify innovative approaches to understand and address mental health disparities across major areas of mental health science and research. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - February 18, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Video » Identifying New Directions in Mental Health Disparities Research: Innovations with a Multidimensional Lens - Day Two, Part Two
On November 10, 2020, NIMH and NIMHD conducted a virtual workshop that brought together a diverse group of mental health disparities researchers to highlight and identify innovative approaches to understand and address mental health disparities across major areas of mental health science and research. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - February 18, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Blog Post » Enhancing and maintaining a culture of inclusive excellence: The NIH Faculty Institutional Recruitment for Sustainable Transformation (FIRST) Program
In this jointly written Director ’ s Message, leadership from across NIH encourages the neuroscience community to take advantage of the new NIH-wide FIRST Program, which aims to enhance cultures of inclusive excellence through institutional support for recruitment of diverse “ cohorts ” of early-stage research faculty. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - February 18, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Joshua Gordon Source Type: news

Science News » Study Identifies Risk Factors for Elevated Anxiety in Young Adults During COVID-19 Pandemic
A new study has identified early risk factors that predicted heightened anxiety in young adults during the coronavirus pandemic. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - February 12, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: NIMH Press Office Source Type: news

Video » What is a blood draw?
This video will tell you what to expect during a blood draw. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - February 11, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Video » What is an MRI?
This video gives an example of what may happen during an MRI for research purposes. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - February 11, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Video » What is Clinical Research?
This video will give you a better understanding of what clinical research is. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - February 11, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Concept Clearance » Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies ® (BRAIN) Initiative: Research on the Ethical Implications of Advancements in Neurotechnology and Brain Science
This concept aims to support efforts addressing potential ethical issues associated with research focused on the human brain and resulting from emerging technologies and advancements supported by the BRAIN Initiative. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - February 9, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Concept Clearance » Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies ® (BRAIN) Initiative: Development and Validation of Novel Tools to Probe Cell-Specific and Circuit-Specific Processes in the Brain
This concept aims to continue a BRAIN Initiative program that supports technology development to probe cell- and circuit-specific processes in the brain (RFA-MH-19-136). Relating cognition and behavior of humans and other animals to the functions of specific brain cells and circuits is challenging. Progress in this effort has been limited in part by the complexity, scale, and speed of brain networks. The goal of this concept is to continue supporting research on new technologies for the analysis of brain cells and circuits with greater clarity, scalability, and precision. This work may enable further study of brain circuit...
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - February 9, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Concept Clearance » The Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies ® (BRAIN) Initiative: Secondary Analysis and Archiving of BRAIN Initiative Data
This concept aims to encourage support of secondary analysis of the large existing datasets relevant to the goals of the BRAIN Initiative. Support would be provided for innovative analysis of relevant existing datasets using conventional or novel analytic methods, data science techniques, and machine learning approaches. Support may also be requested to prepare and submit existing data into any of the BRAIN Initiative data archives. The goal of this concept is to promote studies that seek to significantly advance new discoveries and accelerate the pace of research of the BRAIN Initiative through harnessing big data and mac...
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - February 9, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Concept Clearance » Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies ® (BRAIN) Initiative: Integration and Analysis of BRAIN Initiative Data
This concept supports the development of informatics tools for analyzing, visualizing, and integrating data related to the BRAIN Initiative to enhance our understanding of brain circuits. This concept is part of the ongoing development of an informatics infrastructure for the BRAIN Initiative. Other informatics programs include developing data standards that are needed to describe the new experiments created by or used in the BRAIN Initiative (RFA-MH-20-128) and creating the data infrastructures that would house the data from multiple experimental groups (RFA-MH-20-600). (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - February 9, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Concept Clearance » Understanding and Modifying Temporal Dynamics of Coordinated Neural Activity
The proximal goal of this concept is to test whether modifying specific temporal patterns of coordinated neural activity in vivo can improve cognitive, social, or affective processes. Examples of rhythmic, coordinated neural activity include oscillatory local field potentials (LFP), co-modulation across frequency bands, and precise timing of action potentials during specific LFP phases. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - February 9, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Concept Clearance » Deciphering Neuroimmune Dysfunction in HIV Utilizing Human Cell Derived in vitro and in vivo Systems
This concept aims to support studies to better comprehend HIV associated central nervous system (CNS) dysfunction in people living with HIV (PLHIV) on antiretroviral therapy (ART) utilizing human cell-derived in vitro and in vivo model systems. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - February 9, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Science News » Gene Readouts Contribute To Distinctness of Mental Disorders
A new study conducted by researchers at NIMH suggests that differences in the expression of gene transcripts – readouts copied from DNA that help maintain and build our cells – may hold the key to understanding how mental disorders with shared genetic risk factors result in different patterns of onset, symptoms, course of illness, and treatment responses. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - February 9, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Cole Source Type: news

Scientific Meeting » NIMH Livestream Event: Let ’ s Talk About Eating Disorders with NIMH Grantee Dr. Cynthia Bulik
In recognition of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, NIMH is hosting a livestream event featuring NIMH grantee Cynthia Bulik, Ph.D. on February 25, 2021. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - February 5, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Science News » Adaptive Screener May Help Identify Youth at Risk of Suicide
In a study supported by NIMH, researchers have developed a computerized adaptive screener that can help identify youth at risk for attempting suicide. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - February 3, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Cole Source Type: news

Video » The NIMH Director ’ s Innovation Speaker Series: Diagnosing Resilience: A Multisystemic Model for Positive Development in Stressed Environments
On January 14, 2021, Michael Ungar, Ph.D., founder and director of the Resilience Research Centre and Canada Research Chair in Child, Family and Community Resilience at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada, was the guest speaker in the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Director ’ s Innovation Speaker Series, which focuses on innovation, invention, and scientific discovery. Using examples from his research and clinical practice, Dr. Ungar explored the nature of young people ’ s patterns of resilience in contexts where children and adolescents are affected by social marginalization, migration, violenc...
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - January 29, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Scientific Meeting » The NIMH Director ’ s Innovation Speaker Series: Diagnosing Resilience: A Multisystemic Model for Positive Development in Stressed Environments
On January 14, 2021, Michael Ungar, Ph.D., founder and director of the Resilience Research Centre and Canada Research Chair in Child, Family and Community Resilience at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada, will be the guest speaker in the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Director ’ s Innovation Speaker Series, which focuses on innovation, invention, and scientific discovery. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - January 27, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Video » NIMH Expert Dr. Krystal Lewis Discusses Managing Stress & amp; Anxiety
On January 14, 2021, NIMH conducted a livestream event on managing stress and anxiety with NIMH expert Krystal Lewis, Ph.D. Dr. Lewis discussed coping techniques on how to maintain your mental health during the pandemic and when to get professional help. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - January 16, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Scientific Meeting » NIMH Livestream Event: Managing Stress and Anxiety
NIMH hosted a livestream event on managing stress and anxiety during the pandemic with NIMH expert Dr. Krystal Lewis on Thursday, January 14, 2021. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - January 16, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Blog Post » Showing Support for Basic Researchers
In Dr. Gordon ’ s latest Director ’ s Message, he expresses support for the critical work of NIMH ’ s Dr. Elisabeth Murray and others who are advancing brain science through basic research. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - January 11, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Joshua Gordon Source Type: news

Video » Social Disconnection and Late-Life Suicide: Mechanisms, Treatment Targets, and Interventions - Day One, Part Two
On September 17 and 18, 2020, the NIMH Division of Translational Research conducted a two-day virtual workshop, “ Social Disconnection and Late Life Suicide, ” which brought together clinician scientists, behavioral scientists, neuroscientists, geriatric psychiatrists, epidemiologists, and implementation scientists to discuss the current state of the science on social disconnection and suicide. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - January 6, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Video » Social Disconnection and Late-Life Suicide: Mechanisms, Treatment Targets, and Interventions - Day One, Part One
On September 17 and 18, 2020, the NIMH Division of Translational Research conducted a two-day virtual workshop, “ Social Disconnection and Late Life Suicide, ” which brought together clinician scientists, behavioral scientists, neuroscientists, geriatric psychiatrists, epidemiologists, and implementation scientists to discuss the current state of the science on social disconnection and suicide. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - January 6, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Video » Social Disconnection and Late-Life Suicide: Mechanisms, Treatment Targets, and Interventions - Day Two
On September 17 and 18, 2020, the NIMH Division of Translational Research conducted a two-day virtual workshop, “ Social Disconnection and Late Life Suicide, ” which brought together clinician scientists, behavioral scientists, neuroscientists, geriatric psychiatrists, epidemiologists, and implementation scientists to discuss the current state of the science on social disconnection and suicide. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - January 6, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Scientific Meeting » Workshop: Gene-based Therapeutics for Rare Genetic Neurodevelopmental Psychiatric Disorders
Join NIMH for a virtual workshop focused on the potential challenges and opportunities for gene-based therapeutic strategies for individuals with rare genetic neurodevelopmental disorders. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - January 6, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Scientific Meeting » Virtual Workshop: Social Disconnection and Late-Life Suicide: Mechanisms, Treatment Targets, and Interventions
Suicide rates in older adults have risen more than 40% in the past 10 years and social disconnection is one of the primary risk factors. This virtual workshop will bring together clinician scientists, behavioral scientists, neuroscientists, geriatric psychiatrists, epidemiologists, and implementation scientists to discuss the current state of the science on social disconnection and suicide. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - January 1, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Scientific Meeting » NIMH Livestream Event: Managing Stress and Anxiety
NIMH is hosting a livestream event on managing stress and anxiety during the pandemic with NIMH expert Dr. Krystal Lewis on Thursday, January 14, 2021. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - December 23, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Scientific Meeting » The NIMH Director ’ s Innovation Speaker Series: Pursuing an Innovation Agenda: A New Healthcare Architecture
On December 15, Barak Richman, Ph.D., J.D., the Edgar P. and Elizabeth C. Bartlett Professor of Law and Business Administration at Duke University School of Law, was the guest speaker in the NIMH Director ’ s Innovation Speaker Series, which focuses on innovation, invention, and scientific discovery. In this talk, Dr. Richman explored how the healthcare sector can transform into a more affordable and sustainable part of the American economy. Central to any meaningful healthcare reform is a reorganization of healthcare delivery and pursuing a new architecture for the health sector. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - December 22, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Video » The NIMH Director ’ s Innovation Speaker Series: Pursuing an Innovation Agenda: A New Healthcare Architecture
In this talk, Dr. Richman explored how the healthcare sector can transform into a more affordable and sustainable part of the American economy. Central to any meaningful healthcare reform is a reorganization of healthcare delivery and pursuing a new architecture for the health sector. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - December 22, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Outreach Meeting » 2020 NIMH Joint Alliance-Coalition for Research Progress Town Hall
On October 5, 2020, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) held a virtual Town Hall to bring together the NIMH Alliance for Research Progress and the NIMH Professional Coalition for Research Progress. The meeting featured three presentations from National Institutes of Health (NIH) staff who spoke about ongoing mental health research initiatives, a brief discussion panel with these presenters, and an hour-long question-and-answer session with Dr. Joshua Gordon, Director of NIMH, outlining NIMH ’ s new outreach approach to increase public access to mental health research, and to facilitate communication betwee...
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - December 2, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Video » NIMH Director ’ s Innovation Speaker Series: Decision-Making and Computational Psychiatry
On November 12, Dr. Martin Paulus, Scientific Director and President of the Laureate Institute for Brain Research in Tulsa, Oklahoma, will be the guest speaker in the NIMH Director ’ s Innovation Speaker Series, which focuses on innovation, invention, and scientific discovery. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - November 30, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Blog Post » The Lives Lost to COVID-19
In this Director ’ s message, Dr. Gordon shares a personal perspective on the importance of remembering the individual lives that have been lost to COVID-19. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - November 25, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Joshua Gordon Source Type: news

Scientific Meeting » The NIMH Director ’ s Innovation Speaker Series: Pursuing an Innovation Agenda: A New Healthcare Architecture
Attend this virtual seminar to hear from Barak Richman, Ph.D., J.D., about how the healthcare sector can transform into a more affordable and sustainable part of the American economy. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - November 17, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Blog Post » Accelerating Science to Advance Early Interventions for Schizophrenia
In this message, Dr. Gordon highlights a new public-private partnership that aims to develop novel treatment approaches that will make a meaningful difference in the lives of individuals at risk of schizophrenia. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - October 31, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Joshua Gordon Source Type: news

Video » NIMH Expert Dr. Mary Rooney Discusses Managing ADHD
On October 21, 2020, NIMH expert Dr. Mary Rooney discussed managing ADHD in children and adolescents during a livestream event for ADHD Awareness Month. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - October 23, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Science News » NIMH ’ s Carlos Zarate Jr., M.D., Elected to National Academy of Medicine
Carlos Zarate Jr., M.D., chief of the Experimental Therapeutics and Pathophysiology Branch within the NIMH Intramural Research Program, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - October 23, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Cole Source Type: news

Scientific Meeting » NIMH 2020 Symposium: Advancing Technologies to Investigate Mechanisms of Gut-Microbiota-Brain Interaction
On October 23, NIMH is bringing together experts in basic and translational gut-microbiota and brain research for an online workshop on advancing technologies to investigate mechanisms of gut-microbiota-brain interaction. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - October 16, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Scientific Meeting » Workshop: Identifying New Directions in Mental Health Disparities Research: Innovations with a Multidimensional Lens
Attend this virtual workshop to learn about innovative research approaches to understand and address mental health disparities. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - October 15, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Scientific Meeting » NIMH Livestream Event: Managing Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Children and Adolescents
In recognition of ADHD Awareness Month, NIMH will host a livestream event on October 21, 2020, from 1:00 - 1:30 p.m. ET, to discuss signs, symptoms, treatments, current research, and tips for helping children and adolescents manage ADHD during the pandemic. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - October 9, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Video » NIMH Experts Discuss Suicide Prevention Strategies
In recognition of National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, NIMH conducted a livestream event on September 23, 2020, to discuss the latest in suicide prevention research, including ways to identify risk, and effective prevention strategies. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - October 3, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Scientific Meeting » The NIMH Director ’ s Innovation Speaker Series: Decision-Making and Computational Psychiatry: An Explanatory and Pragmatic Perspective
On November 12, Dr. Martin Paulus, Scientific Director and President of the Laureate Institute for Brain Research in Tulsa, Oklahoma, will be the guest speaker in the NIMH Director ’ s Innovation Speaker Series, which focuses on innovation, invention, and scientific discovery. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - October 2, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Science News » NIH-funded Study Sheds Light on Abnormal Neural Function in Rare Genetic Disorder
A genetic study has identified neuronal abnormalities in the electrical activity of cortical cells derived from people with a rare genetic disorder called 22q11.2 deletion syndrome. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - September 29, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Cole Source Type: news

Concept Clearance » Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies ® (BRAIN) Initiative Cell Census – Phase III
This concept aims to (1) generate comprehensive brain cell atlases that encompass molecular, anatomical, and functional annotations of brain cell types (neurons, glia, and other non-neuronal cells) in human and other species, thereby providing a framework to enable both basic neuroscience and brain disorders-focused research; (2) develop and use scalable technologies and multimodal assays to facilitate the large-scale brain cell census efforts; and (3) establish a broadly accessible data ecosystem to disseminate brain cell census data and knowledge. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - September 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Concept Clearance » Refinement and Testing of Service-Ready Interventions for Preschool Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
To solicit pilot effectiveness projects that apply a mechanism-based approach to the development and evaluation of deployment-focused preschool Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) interventions. Relevant interventions could consider the unique challenges associated with treating ADHD symptoms and impairments in children under the age of six Interventions may also focus on preventing or forestalling the emergence of co-occurring disorders or additional ADHD symptoms and impairments that predictably emerge later in development. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - September 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Concept Clearance » Prevention of Perinatal Depression: Improving Intervention Delivery for At-Risk Individuals
This FOA seeks to encourage research addressing major gaps identified in the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation statement concerning interventions to prevent perinatal depression. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - September 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Concept Clearance » Identification of Positive Valence System Related Targets for Novel Suicide Prevention Approaches
The primary objective of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to advance translational research to better understand risk and resilience for suicide in the context of the Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) framework and the Positive Valence Systems (PVS) domain. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - September 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news