Scientific Meeting » NIMH Special Event for Autism Awareness Month - A Woman ’ s Voice: Understanding Autistic Needs
On April 23, 2019, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Office of Autism Research Coordination (OARC) will host a special event to recognize National Autism Awareness Month. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - April 13, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Science News » Ketamine Reverses Neural Changes Underlying Depression-Related Behaviors in Mice
Researchers have identified ketamine-induced brain-related changes that are responsible for maintaining the remission of behaviors related to depression in mice — findings that may help researchers develop interventions that promote lasting remission of depression in humans. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - April 12, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Cole Source Type: news

Science News » Fifth Annual BRAIN Initiative Investigators Meeting
On April 11-13, 2019, approximately 1,500 scientists from many disciplines will attend the fifth annual Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) ® Initiative Investigators Meeting in Washington, DC. This open meeting provides a forum for discussing scientific developments and potential new directions, and to identify areas for collaboration and research coordination. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - April 5, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Lindsey O'Keefe Source Type: news

Science News » NIMH-Supported Researcher to Receive John Dirks Canada Gairdner Award for Global Health
Vikram Harshad Patel, M.B.B.S., Ph.D., whose research has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), will receive the John Dirks Canada Gairdner Award for Global Health. This honor recognizes the world ’ s top scientists and their outstanding achievements in global health research. Dr. Patel will receive the award on October 24, 2019, in Toronto, Canada. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - April 2, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Lindsey O'Keefe Source Type: news

Video » Join a Research Study
Researchers at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) conduct a large number of research studies with patients and healthy volunteers. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - April 1, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Science News » Suicide: How You Can Make a Difference
The recent deaths of two school shooting survivors has brought the topic of suicide into everyday conversations. It ’ s important to know some facts and to know what to do if you think someone might be at risk for self-harm. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - March 27, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: NIMH Press Office Source Type: news

Video » Mobile Technology for Global Mental Health Research
This webinar highlights three NIMH supported research studies that leverage mobile technology to address mental health challenges such as depression and substance use in lower middle-income countries. The purpose of the webinar is to introduce or enhance knowledge on how mobile health technologies establish research networks, build capacity and improve mental health outcomes in low to middle income countries. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - March 21, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Science News » Bench-to-Bedside: NIMH Research Leading to Brexanolone, First-Ever Drug Specifically for Postpartum Depression
FDA approval of the postpartum depression treatment brexanolone represents the final phase of a bench-to-bedside journey for this drug — a journey that began in the NIMH Intramural Research Program. NIMH experts are available to provide information on postpartum depression and the importance of, and the science underlying, this new drug. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Cole Source Type: news

Blog Post » A Bench-to-Bedside Story: The Development of a Treatment for Postpartum Depression
In this message, Dr. Gordon discusses the role of NIMH and others in the bench-to-bedside story of bexanolone, which has just been approved by the FDA as the first treatment specifically for postpartum depression. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Joshua Gordon Source Type: news

Scientific Meeting » From Mind-Wandering to Mindfulness: The Role of Attention and Awareness
This comprehensive symposium incorporates multiple viewpoints and experimental procedures to highlight the interaction between attention and awareness, from mind-wandering to mindfulness. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Science News » NIH Study Reveals Differences in Brain Activity in Children with Anhedonia
Researchers have identified changes in brain connectivity and brain activity during rest and reward anticipation in children with anhedonia, a condition where people lose interest and pleasure in activities they used to enjoy. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - March 14, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Cole Source Type: news

Science News » NIH Study Shows Many Preteens Screen Positive for Suicide Risk During ER Visits
A research team found nearly one-third of youth ages 10 to 12 years screened positive for suicide risk in emergency department settings, including those seeking help for physical concerns only. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - March 11, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Diana Morales Source Type: news

Scientific Meeting » The NIMH Director ’ s Innovation Speaker Series - Making, Breaking, and Linking Memories
On March 14, 2019, Sheena Josselyn, PhD, will present “ Making, Breaking, and Linking Memories ” as part of the NIMH Director ’ s Innovation Speaker Series. In her talk, Dr. Josselyn will provide an overview of recent research focusing on how a memory is physically or functionally represented in the brain through a memory trace or “ engram. ” (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - March 8, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Twitter Chat » Twitter Chat on Eating Disorders
On Thursday, February 28, 2019, NIMH hosted a Twitter chat on eating disorders in recognition of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. This chat covered the common types of eating disorders, treatment, current research, and how to find help. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - March 6, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Blog Post » Around the World and Back Again: Global Mental Health Efforts
Mental illnesses are a global problem. In this director ’ s Message, Dr. Gordon discusses his recent trip to Nepal and Kenya to see how NIMH is helping bring cutting-edge research to bear on the problems facing individuals with mental illnesses in low-resource settings. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - February 28, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Joshua Gordon Source Type: news

Scientific Meeting » RDoC ABCT Webinar: How Can RDoC Inform Suicide Intervention Research and Treatment?
In April 2019, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) Unit, the Delaware Project, and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) will conduct the third webinar in a series examining the science-to-service pipeline in psychology and psychiatry. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - February 26, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Video » Teen Depression Study - 2
NIMH conducts research studies to understand the causes of depression, the teen brain, and evaluate new treatments. Studies enroll participants, ages 11-17. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - February 26, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Video » Teen Depression Study - 1
NIMH conducts research studies to understand the causes of depression, the teen brain, and evaluate new treatments. Studies enroll participants, ages 11-17, for research assessments, brain scans, talk therapy or other standard treatments. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - February 26, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Video » Teen Depression Study - 3
NIMH conducts research studies to understand the causes of depression, the teen brain, and evaluate new treatments. Studies enroll participants, ages 11-17. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - February 26, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Audio » Francisco Pereira, Ph.D.: How can machine learning help brain imaging?
NIMH ’ s Dr. Peter Bandettini interviews Dr. Francisco Pereira about how researchers might address challenges in neuroscience using machine learning approaches. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - February 23, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Video » Generalized and Social Anxiety Disorders - Join A Study
People with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) display excessive anxiety or worry, most days for at least 6 months, about a number of things such as personal health, work, social interactions, and everyday routine life circumstances. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - February 23, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Video » Join a Research Study
Researchers at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) conduct a large number of research studies with patients and healthy volunteers. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - February 23, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Video » Social Anxiety Disorder - Join A Study
People with social anxiety disorder have a general intense fear of, or anxiety toward, social or performance situations. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - February 23, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Audio » Danny Pine, M.D.: Can clinical fMRI research transfer to the clinic?
For 25 years, functional magnetic resonance imaging or functional MRI (fMRI) has generated excitement in the research community and public, shedding insight into systems level organization of the brain in healthy and clinical population. But can fMRI provide actionable information or have a meaningful impact on clinical practice? NIMH ’ s Dr. Peter Bandettini talks with NIIMH IRP psychiatrist and fMRI researcher, Dr. Danny Pine, about how and when fMRI might ‘ go clinical. ’ (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - February 22, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Video » Teen Depression Study
NIMH conducts research studies to understand the causes of depression, the teen brain, and evaluate new treatments. Studies enroll participants, ages 11-17. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - February 22, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Science News » Neuromelanin-Sensitive MRI Identified as a Potential Biomarker for Psychosis
Researchers have shown that a type of magnetic resonance imaging — called neuromelanin-sensitive MRI (NM-MRI) — is a potential biomarker for psychosis. NM-MRI signal was found to be a marker of dopamine function in people with schizophrenia and an indicator of the severity of psychotic symptoms in people with this mental illness. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - February 20, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Cole Source Type: news

Scientific Meeting » From Mind-Wandering to Mindfulness: The Role of Attention and Awareness
This comprehensive symposium incorporates multiple viewpoints and experimental procedures to highlight the interaction between attention and awareness, from mind-wandering to mindfulness. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - February 14, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Scientific Meeting » The NIMH Director ’ s Innovation Speaker Series - CNS Drug Discovery: Multiple Challenges, Multiple Opportunities
Husseini K. Manji, MD, FRCPC presents “ CNS Drug Discovery: Multiple Challenges, Multiple Opportunities ” as part of the NIMH Director ’ s Innovation Speaker Series. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - February 13, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Twitter Chat » NIMH Facebook Live: How Does Puberty Affect Brain Development?
In recognition of National Children ’ s Mental Health Awareness Day, Dr. Peter Schmidt, Principal Investigator and Chief of the Behavioral Endocrinology Branch, and Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. Kathy Reding, will join NIMH ’ s Facebook Live event to discuss how puberty affects brain development. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - February 11, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Concept Clearance » Building an Evidence Base for Rapid Acting Interventions for Severe Suicide Risk
The goal is to expand the evidence base for fast-acting treatments for youth and adults with severe suicide risk, testing existing and novel interventions. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - February 7, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Concept Clearance » Reducing the Duration of Untreated Psychosis in the United States
This initiative would support research that tests practical, reproducible strategies for substantially reducing the duration of untreated psychosis (DUP) among persons with first-episode psychosis (FEP) in real-world U.S. settings. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - February 7, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Science News » Mega Docking Library Poised to Speed Drug Discovery
Researchers have launched an ultra-large virtual docking library expected to grow to more than 1 billion molecules by next year. It will expand by 1000-fold the number of such “ make-on-demand ” compounds readily available to scientists for chemical biology and drug discovery. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - February 7, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jules Asher Source Type: news

Blog Post » NIMH and the HEAL Initiative: Collaborating to address the opioid epidemic
Dr. Gordon discusses NIMH ’ s role in the HEAL (Helping End Addiction Long-term SM) Initiative -- the National Institutes of Health(NIH) ’ s all-in, coordinated response to the opioid epidemic. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - February 5, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Joshua Gordon Source Type: news

Science News » Puerto Rico ’ s “ fear lab ” mentors neuroscience rigor amid diversity
A lineage of young neuroscientists from diverse backgrounds trace their scientific roots to a “ fear lab ” in Puerto Rico that the National Institutes of Health has been supporting for two decades. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - January 31, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jules Asher Source Type: news

Science News » Brain Biomarkers Could Help Identify Those at Risk of Severe PTSD
This study has shed light on the neurocomputational contributions to the development of post-traumatic stress disorder in combat veterans, finding distinct patterns for how the brain and body respond to learning danger and safety depending on the severity of PTSD symptoms. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - January 30, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Cole Source Type: news

Twitter Chat » NIMH Twitter Chat: Eating Disorders
NIMH Twitter Chat: Eating Disorders (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - January 30, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Scientific Meeting » 10th Anniversary Conference: Global Mental Health Research without Borders
The 10th Anniversary Conference: Global Mental Health Research without Borders, will showcase findings from cutting-edge science and identify opportunities for new groundbreaking research to address the grand challenges in global mental health. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - January 24, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Science News » New Findings Reveal Surprising Role of the Cerebellum in Reward and Social Behaviors
A new study in rodents has demonstrated, for the first time, that the brain ’ s cerebellum plays a role in controlling reward and social preference behavior — findings that shed light on the brain circuits critical to the affective and social dysfunction seen across multiple psychiatric disorders. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - January 18, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Cole Source Type: news

Video » Discover NIMH: Intramural Research Program Training
NIMH ’ s Intramural Research Program offers training opportunities and resources meant to develop a diverse, highly qualified workforce. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - January 17, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Video » Discover NIMH: Mentorship and Training
NIMH is a launching pad for rising scientists. As a trainee at NIMH, you have access to expert mentors and opportunities to gain leadership experience. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - January 17, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Video » Discover NIMH: Suicide Prevention: Asking Helps Save Lives
The national suicide rate is increasing. As a response to addressing this critical public health issue, researchers from NIMH recommend reaching out to those at risk. Asking questions can help save lives. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - January 17, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Video » Discover NIMH: Suicide: How You Can Make a Difference
Suicide is a growing public health crisis in the United States. Everyone can play a role in suicide prevention. It ’ s important to know the facts and what to do if you think someone might be at risk for self-harm. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - January 17, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Video » Discover NIMH: Diagnosis and Treatment in Children and Adolescents
It can be challenging to diagnose mental disorders in children and adolescents. NIMH actively supports research focused on the relationship between behavioral and emotional changes and the brain. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - January 17, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Video » Discover NIMH: Hope Through Early Prevention and Intervention
Suicide is a growing public health concern. One of the top priorities at NIMH is to conduct research aimed at reversing the increasing national suicide rate. The goal of NIMH ’ s efforts is not only to identify at-risk individuals but to help them to improve their quality of life and to prevent suicide attempts. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - January 17, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Video » Discover NIMH: Training the Next Generation of Researchers
NIMH is committed to research training and career development that prepares individuals to conduct innovative research in areas of program relevance that will advance the mission of the Institute. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - January 17, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Video » Discover NIMH: Delivering Hope Through Research
Many important medical advances trace back to basic research. NIMH funds hundreds of projects focused on discovering how the brain works and how it develops. The path to prevention, diagnosis, and treatment for mental disorders starts with basic science. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - January 17, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Science News » Sensorimotor Domain Added to the RDoC Framework
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) announces the addition of the new Sensorimotor domain to the Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) framework. The aim of the new domain is to help foster earlier and more precise identification of the role of motor systems disruptions in psychopathology and aid in the development of more effective treatments for people who are affected with these disruptions. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - January 15, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Cole Source Type: news

Scientific Meeting » HEAL Initiative Technical Assistance Webinar
This technical assistance webinar will provide an overview of the Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) listed below, and address general questions from potential applicants about the HEAL Preventing Opioid Use Disorder in Older Adolescents and Young Adults (ages 16-30) initiatives: RFA-DA-19-035 (UG3/UH3) and RFA-DA-19-034 (U24). (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - January 11, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Video » PsychENCODE - the molecular architecture of the brain
PsychENCODE - the molecular architecture of the brain (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - December 21, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news