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

Science News » Inflammation in Pregnant Moms Linked to Child ’ s Brain Development
High levels of maternal inflammation during pregnancy have been linked to effects in children, including reduced brain circuit communications and altered long-distance brain wiring at birth, poorer cognitive function at one year – and to reduced impulse control and working memory at two years. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - July 24, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jules Asher Source Type: news

Science News » “ Covert ” Neurofeedback Tunes-up the Social Brain in ASD
Young people with autism unknowingly tuned up flagging neural connections by playing a picture puzzle game that was rigged by their own brain activity. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - July 18, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jules Asher Source Type: news

Video » “ Covert ” Neurofeedback Tweaks Brain in ASD
Young people with autism unknowingly tuned up flagging neural connections by playing a picture puzzle game that was rigged by their own brain activity. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - July 17, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Science News » New Toolkit Offers Ways to Evaluate Suicide Prevention Efforts in Arctic Communities
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), in collaboration with the Mental Health Innovation Network and other federal partners, has released the RISING SUN toolkit to help clinicians, communities, policymakers, and researchers measure the impact and effectiveness of suicide prevention efforts in rural and tribal communities. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Lindsey O'Keefe Source Type: news

Scientific Meeting » 2018 Global Mental Health Workshop: “ Diversity: A Tool for Solving Grand Challenges in Global Mental Health ”
The NIMH Office for Research on Disparities and Global Mental Health (ORDGMH) and Grand Challenges Canada will co-convene the annual Global Mental Health Workshop, highlighting the importance of diversity in science along the research pipeline, in the global mental health research workforce; and in the individuals who participate in mental health research. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - July 13, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Twitter Chat » Twitter Chat on Teen Depression
On Thursday, May 3, 2018, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) hosted a Twitter chat on teen depression with NIMH experts, Dr. Argyris Stringaris and Dr. Ken Towbin. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - July 13, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Science News » Predicting Suicide Attempts and Suicide Deaths Using Electronic Health Records
Researchers have developed a new prediction model that substantially outperforms existing self-report tools used to predict an individual ’ s risk of a suicide attempt or dying by suicide. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Cole Source Type: news

Science News » Understanding Critical Components of the Brain ’ s Stress Circuitry
A new study has revealed more about the organization and function of a brain structure — the paraventricular nucleus of the thalamus — that may serve a key role in linking stress detection to the development of adaptive behaviors. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - July 9, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Cole Source Type: news

Science News » Targeted E-Health HIV Intervention Reduces STIs and Sexual Risk Behaviors
Findings from a new study suggest an electronically delivered HIV prevention intervention may be effective in reducing sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and sexual risk behaviors in young men who have sex with men. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - June 30, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Cole Source Type: news

Science News » NIMH Releases Updates to its RDoC Framework
The Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) is a dynamic and continually developing framework for studying mental disorders. Now, the RDoC Unit has unveiled changes to the RDoC framework – a reorganization of content within the Positive Valence domain. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - June 28, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Cole Source Type: news

Science News » Therapy Reduces Risk in Suicidal Youth
A recent clinical trial of a psychotherapy called dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) — which has been shown to be effective in reducing suicide-related behavior in adults — showed that DBT can also reduce suicide attempts and suicidal behavior in adolescents. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - June 28, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: NIMH Press Office Source Type: news

Blog Post » Highlighting Services and Effectiveness Research at NIMH
Figuring out how best to deliver effective therapies is the domain of services research. Dr. Gordon offers examples of the spectrum of services research supported by NIMH. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - June 26, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Joshua Gordon Source Type: news

Science News » Intervention Shows Promise for Treating Depression in Preschool-Aged Children
Researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health have shown that a therapy-based treatment for disruptive behavioral disorders can be adapted and used as an effective treatment option for early childhood depression. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - June 20, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: NIMH Press Office Source Type: news

Science News » Delay in HIV Treatment Associated with Brain Atrophy
People infected with the human immunodeficiency virus, known as HIV, display reductions in brain volume compared with people who are not infected with HIV, but now an NIMH-funded study has shed light on the course of this deterioration and shows that antiretroviral treatment started in the first few years of infection may stop these brain changes. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: NIMH Press Office Source Type: news

Science News » Suicide: How You Can Make a Difference
The recent deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain have 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 - June 12, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: NIMH Press Office Source Type: news

Science News » Bigger Human Brain Prioritizes Thinking Hub – at a Cost
Scientists have discovered that bigger human brains are organized differently than smaller ones. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - June 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jules Asher Source Type: news

Concept Clearance » Addressing the Role of Violence on HIV Care and Viral Suppression
The goals of this initiative are to (1) advance understanding of the role of violence on engagement and retention in HIV care, HIV medication adherence, and viral suppression, and (2) develop and test novel interventions to improve HIV outcomes for individuals who have experienced violence. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - May 31, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Concept Clearance » Building in vivo Preclinical Measures of Circuit Engagement for Therapeutic Development
The primary goal of this initiative is to develop non-invasive measures of brain activity in preclinical species for assessing functional domains that may be impaired in mental illnesses. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - May 31, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Concept Clearance » Promoting Reductions in Intersectional StigMa (PRISM) to Improve the HIV Prevention Continuum
The goals of this initiative are twofold: 1) to advance measurements of intersectional stigma (multiple stigmatized identities) and examine the mechanisms and pathways by which it is a barrier to HIV testing and linkage to prevention; and 2) to develop and test interventions to reduce intersectional stigma and improve the uptake of HIV testing and linkage to ongoing HIV prevention among key populations at substantial risk for HIV infection. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - May 31, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Concept Clearance » Applying Computationally-Defined Behaviors for Back-Translation in Psychiatry
The objective of this clearance is to apply computational approaches to develop parametrically detailed and back-translatable behavioral assays across mental-health relevant domains of function. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - May 31, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Concept Clearance » Novel Imaging Approaches for Detection of Persistent HIV in the CNS, HIV-Associated Inflammation, and Molecular Pathology
The goal of this initiative is to encourage the use of current and novel imaging technologies to detect persistent, latent, and/or reactivated HIV, HIV viral products and associated pathology/inflammation in the central nervous system (CNS) in virally suppressed individuals on ART. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - May 31, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Science News » Inherited Variations in Noncoding Sections of DNA Associated with Autism
A new study has identified an association between paternally-inherited rare structural variants in noncoding segments of genes and the development of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The study adds to a growing body of research describing genetic contributors to ASD. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - May 31, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: NIMH Press Office Source Type: news

Blog Post » How Aware Are We, Really, About Mental Illness?
In a message on the importance of mental health awareness, Dr. Gordon recounts how he came to be aware of the personal impact of mental illnesses. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - May 29, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Joshua Gordon Source Type: news

Science News » Age-Related Racial Disparity in Suicide Rates Among U.S. Youth
Researchers have discovered an age-related racial disparity in suicide rates for U.S. youth between the ages of 5 and 17. The findings suggest a need for more research into contributing factors and targeted interventions for children. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: NIMH Press Office Source Type: news

Science News » NIMH Conference to Explore Mental Health Services Research
On August 1-2, 2018, the NIMH is hosting the 24th Mental Health Services Research (MHSR) Conference with the theme: What ’ s the Next Big Thing? The conference aims to promote high-priority areas in mental health services research and identify opportunities with potential for significant impact for people with mental disorders. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - May 14, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: NIMH Press Office Source Type: news

Scientific Meeting » 2018 Webinar Series: Envisioning a Conceptual Model of Sex and Gender Differences in Health and Disease
NIMH Office of Research on Health Disparities and Global Mental Health hosts a webinar on the knowledge gaps regarding sex and gender influences on mental health and illness. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - May 12, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Scientific Meeting » Mental Health Services Research Conference (MHSR) 2018
NIMH ’ s Services Research and Clinical Epidemiology Branch hosts the 24th NIMH Mental Health Services Research (MHSR) Conference. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - May 10, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Science News » New Processing Technique Helps Researchers Use Electronic Health Records to Study Biological Contributors to Mental Illnesses
Researchers have found a way to scan electronic health records that helps identify associations between broad RDoC-based dimensions of behavioral function and biological contributors to mental illnesses. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - May 7, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Cole Source Type: news

Scientific Meeting » 2018 Global Mental Health Workshop: Diversity: A Tool for Solving Grand Challenges in Global Mental Health
The NIMH Office of Research on Health Disparities and Global Mental Health, together with Grand Challenges Canada, convened the annual Global Mental Health Workshop. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - May 3, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Scientific Meeting » Virtual Workshop: Solving Computational Challenges in Genomics and Neuroscience via Parallel and Quantum Computing
The NIMH Office of Genomics Research Coordination hosted a webinar to discuss core computational issues faced by geneticists and neuroscientists. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - April 26, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Scientific Meeting » Depression and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
NIMH IRP scientist Bruce Luber, Ph.D., conducted a webinar on depression and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - April 26, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Scientific Meeting » Teen Depression: What Parents Need to Know
NIMH IRP scientist-clinician Kathryn DeLonga, PsyD conducted a workshop on depression and teenagers. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - April 26, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Scientific Meeting » Autism Spectrum Disorder Lifespan Research Meeting
The NIMH Division of Services and Intervention Research convened a meeting of grantees who are conducting research on services for transition-age youth and adults with autism spectrum disorder. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - April 26, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Scientific Meeting » Live Webinar: Depression and TMS
Join Bruce Luber, Ph.D., for a live webinar on depression and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Blog Post » Autism Awareness Month
For Autism Awareness Month, Dr. Gordon offers a snapshot of federal efforts and research findings related to autism spectrum disorder. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Joshua Gordon Source Type: news

Science News » NIMH to Host Twitter Chat on Teen Depression
On May 3, 2018, join NIMH for a Twitter chat on teen depression with experts Dr. Argyris Stringaris and Dr. Ken Towbin. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - April 17, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Lindsey O'Keefe Source Type: news

Scientific Meeting » NIH Special Event for Autism Awareness Month
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Office of Autism Research Coordination (OARC) is pleased to invite you to attend our annual special event to recognize National Autism Awareness Month. We will be hosting a Panel Presentation featuring speakers from Sesame Workshop (http://www.sesameworkshop.org/what-we-do/our-initiatives/autism/), the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, and a meet-and-greet with a costumed Julia character, the Sesame Street Muppet who has autism. Sesame Workshop speakers Jeanette Betancourt Ed.D., Mindy Fila, and Autumn Zitani, M.A., will share the story behind the creati...
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - April 4, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Blog Post » Towards a Genomic Psychiatry: Recommendations of the Genomics Workgroup of the NAMHC
A Genomics Workgroup of the National Advisory Mental Health Council has issued a report with recommendations for NIMH ’ s ongoing support of genomics research. Dr. Gordon offers highlights of the report with his reflections. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - March 30, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Joshua Gordon Source Type: news