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Three NIMH Grantees Receive White House Award
December 30, 2008 • Science Update
Three NIMH grantees were among the 67 recipients of Presidential Early Career Award in Science and Engineering (PECASE) for 2007.
NIMH Grants Focus on Innovative Autism Research
December 30, 2008 • Science Update
NIMH is committed to reducing the burden of autism and related disorders through research that can lead to methods of prevention, recovery, and cure. To accomplish this goal, the Institute recently funded nine research projects that focus on ASD.
Pilot Study Will Test New Treatment to Reduce Self-Harm in Borderline Personality Disorder
October 9, 2008 • Science Update
NIMH recently funded Kim Gratz, Ph.D., University of Mississippi Medical Center, and colleagues to continue to test a new group therapy to help women with borderline personality disorder reduce self-harm behaviors and to improve functioning.
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.
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