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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.
NIMH Research Showcased at APA Meeting
May 18, 2005 • Press Release
At the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) annual meeting in Atlanta next week, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) will showcase advances in translating new scientific knowledge into improved treatments for mental disorders.
Depression Gene May Weaken Mood-Regulating Circuit
May 9, 2005 • Press Release
A brain scan study suggests that a suspect gene may increase susceptibility to anxiety and depression by weakening a circuit for processing negative emotion.
Actor-Patients´ Requests for Medications Boost Prescribing for Depression
April 27, 2005 • Press Release
Critics of direct-to-consumer marketing fear the advertisements lead to over-prescribing. Proponents believe they can serve a useful educational function.
Brain Scans Reveal How Gene May Boost Schizophrenia Risk
April 21, 2005 • Press Release
Clues about how a suspect version of a gene may slightly increase risk for schizophrenia are emerging from a brain imaging study by the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).
Brain Awareness Week Teaches Kids How Their Brains Work
March 7, 2005 • Science Update
The fifth annual Brain Awareness Week (BAW), a science and health education fair to teach 5th–8th grade students about the brain, will take place March 14–18, 2005 at the National Museum of Health and Medicine at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
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