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Success or Failure of Antidepressant Citalopram Predicted by Gene Variation
August 1, 2007 • Press Release
A variation in a gene called GRIK4 appears to make people with depression more likely to respond to the medication citalopram (Celexa) than are people without the variation, a study by NIMH has found.
Faster-Acting Antidepressants Closer to Becoming a Reality
July 24, 2007 • Press Release
A new study has revealed more about how the medication ketamine, when used experimentally for depression, relieves symptoms of the disorder in hours instead of the weeks or months it takes for current antidepressants to work.
Improvement Following ADHD Treatment Sustained in Most Children
July 20, 2007 • Press Release
Most children treated in a variety of ways for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) showed sustained improvement after three years in a major follow-up study funded by NIMH.
New Research to Study Program that Improves Police Interactions with Mentally Ill
July 12, 2007 • Science Update
A new grant funded by NIMH will examine the effectiveness and utility of a program designed to improve police interactions with people who have mental disorders.
New Insights on how Mental Health is Influenced by Culture and Immigration Status
July 11, 2007 • Science Update
A special issue of Research in Human Development published in June 2007, examines current trends in prevalence and risk factors for mental disorders across the lifespan in diverse U.S. minority populations.
Study Offers Glimpse of Molecules That Keep Memories Alive
July 2, 2007 • Science Update
Working memory is a kind of temporary-storage system in the brain. Unlike long-term memory, it stores disposable information we must keep in mind only transiently, for tasks at hand. But how?
Violence in Schizophrenia Patients More Likely Among Those with Childhood Conduct Problems
July 2, 2007 • Press Release
Some people with schizophrenia who become violent may do so for reasons unrelated to their current illness, according to a new study analyzing data from the Clinical Antipsychotic Trials for Intervention Effectiveness (CATIE).
New Study Will Examine Effects of Excluding Anti-anxiety Medications in Medicare Part D Coverage
June 22, 2007 • Science Update
A new research grant funded by NIMH will examine the costs and benefits of excluding a commonly prescribed class of anti-anxiety medications—benzodiazepines—from coverage in the new Medicare Part D program.
Male Veterans Have Double the Suicide Rate of Civilians
June 12, 2007 • Science Update
Male veterans in the general U.S. population are twice as likely as their civilian peers to die by suicide, a large study shows.
Gene Variants Linked to Suicidal Thoughts in Some Men Starting Antidepressant Treatment
June 7, 2007 • Science Update
Some men who experience suicidal thoughts and behaviors after they first start taking antidepressant medications may be genetically predisposed to do so, according to the latest results from the NIMH-funded Sequenced Treatment Alternatives to Relieve Depression (STAR*D) study.
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