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NIH Joined by Advocacy Groups to Fund Research on Autism Susceptibility Genes
October 18, 2005 • Press Release
Five institutes at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and three private autism organizations have formed a consortium to pursue their common goal of understanding a devastating disorder.
NIMH Expands Public Health Education Effort To Reach Latino Men With Depression
October 7, 2005 • Press Release
Research shows the majority of Latinos fail to recognize the symptoms of depression
NIMH Study To Guide Treatment Choices for Schizophrenia (Phase 1 Results)
September 19, 2005 • Press Release
A large study funded by NIH's National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) provides, for the first time, detailed information comparing the effectiveness and side effects of five medications
PTSD, Depression Epidemic Among Cambodian Immigrants
August 2, 2005 • Press Release
More than two decades after they fled the Khmer Rouge reign of terror, most Cambodian refugees who resettled in the United States remain traumatized.
Cognitive Therapy Reduces Repeat Suicide Attempts by 50 Percent
August 2, 2005 • Press Release
Recent suicide attempters treated with cognitive therapy were 50 percent less likely to try to kill themselves again within 18 months than those who did not receive the therapy, report researchers supported by the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Scientists Uncover New Clues About Brain Function in Human Behavior
July 10, 2005 • Press Release
Researchers at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), part of the National Institutes of Health, have discovered a genetically controlled brain mechanism responsible for social behavior in humans — one of the most important but least understood aspects of human nature.
NIH “Roadmap” Grants Will Establish Nine Screening Centers in Seven States
June 15, 2005 • Press Release
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) today announced it is awarding $88.9 million in grants to nine institutions over three years to establish a collaborative research network that will use high-tech screening methods to identify small molecules that can be used as research tools.
Rodent Social Behavior Encoded in Junk DNA
June 9, 2005 • Press Release
A discovery that may someday help to explain human social behavior and disorders such as autism has been made in a species of pudgy rodents by researchers funded, in part, by the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and National Center for Research Resources (NCRR).
Mental Illness Exacts Heavy Toll, Beginning in Youth
June 6, 2005 • Press Release
all lifetime cases of mental illness begin by age 14, and that despite effective treatments, there are long delays — sometimes decades — between first onset of symptoms and when people seek and receive treatment.
Colleagues, Friends Gather to Commemorate Nobel Laureate Axelrod
May 18, 2005 • Press Release
Luminaries from the fields of neuroscience and mental health will gather at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on Monday, May 23, to celebrate the life and achievements of one of their most honored colleagues, the late Nobel Laureate Julius Axelrod, Ph.D. Dr. Axelrod, known to his friends as "Julie", spent most of his 50 years as an NIH scientist at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), which will host the symposium, Celebrating Julie.
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