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New NIMH Strategic Plan Accelerates Mental Health Research
September 8, 2008 • Science Update
Building on the recent rapid advances in understanding the science of brain and behavior, the new National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) strategic plan is designed to maintain momentum in research and transform the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders.
New Grant Aims to Overcome Obesity in People with Serious Mental Illness
June 20, 2008 • Science Update
A new grant funded by NIMH will test the effectiveness of a promising intervention designed to help people with serious mental illness (SMI) who are overweight or obese lose weight and keep it off.
New NIMH Research to Test Innovative Treatments for Children with ADHD
June 5, 2008 • Science Update
Two new grants funded by NIMH will focus on novel and innovative approaches to treating children who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
NIMH Funds Research to Find Best Treatments for Children with Autism and ADHD Symptoms
June 2, 2008 • Science Update
A new NIMH-funded study will help guide the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). ADHD symptoms are common in children with ASD, but children with ASD often do not respond well to stimulant medications, the conventional treatment for ADHD.
Study launched to test possible preventive treatment for schizophrenia in high risk youth
May 1, 2008 • Science Update
NIMH recently awarded a grant to study whether an intensive, computerized training program can help prevent youth at high risk for developing schizophrenia from having a first psychotic episode and improve adaptive functioning.
New Research to Help People with Mental Disorders Quit Smoking
April 4, 2008 • Science Update
A new grant funded by NIMH will develop an intervention designed to help people with serious mental illness (SMI) quit smoking.
New Collaboration Evaluates Effectiveness of Mental Illness Educational Project
September 19, 2007 • Science Update
Two new grants funded by NIMH will examine the effectiveness of educational materials designed to teach young people about mental illnesses and reduce the stigma associated with them.
Newly Funded Center Dedicated to Mental Health Research for Asian Americans
September 19, 2007 • Science Update
A new, five-year, NIMH-funded project will establish a national center to study mental health issues affecting Asian Americans.
Colloquium to Mark 25 Years of Improving Access to Mental Health Research Careers
October 31, 2006 • Science Update
When mostly minority college students being groomed for careers in mental health-related research convene in Washington D.C. early next month, a program to promote diversity in the scientific workforce will mark a quarter century of progress.
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.
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