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Study Tracks Prevalence of Eating Disorders
February 9, 2007 • Science Update
Results from a large-scale national survey suggest that binge-eating disorder is more prevalent than both anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa.
Half of Adults With Anxiety Disorders Had Psychiatric Diagnoses in Youth
February 7, 2007 • Science Update
About half of adults with an anxiety disorder had symptoms of some type of psychiatric illness by age 15, a NIMH-funded study shows.
U.S.-born Children of Immigrants May Have Higher Risk for Mental Disorders Than Parents
January 17, 2007 • Science Update
In the first studies to examine the effects of immigration and years of residence on the mental health of Caribbean Black, Latino, and Asian populations in the United States, NIMH-funded researchers found that immigrants in general appear to have lower rates of mental disorders than their U.S.-born counterparts.
Bipolar Disorder Exacts Twice Depression’s Toll in Workplace, Productivity Lags Even After Mood Lifts
September 1, 2006 • Press Release
Bipolar disorder costs twice as much in lost productivity as major depressive disorder, an NIMH funded study has found.
Harvard Study Suggests Significant Prevalence of ADHD Symptoms Among Adults
April 1, 2006 • Science Update
A recent NIMH-funded survey tracking the prevalence of attention deficit/hyperactivity symptoms found that an estimated 4.4 percent of adults ages 18-44 in the United States experience symptoms and some disability.
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.
Psychiatric Disorders Common Among Detained Youth
December 10, 2002 • Press Release
Among teens in juvenile detention, nearly two thirds of boys and nearly three quarters of girls have at least one psychiatric disorder, a federally funded study has found.
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