Don't miss our webinar, one week from today! On March 30th, from 1-2pm ET, join Kenneth Towbin, M.D., Chief of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the Emotion and Development Branch at NIMH to learn about Severe Irritability and Disruptive Mood Dysregulation (DMDD) in Children & Youth. Dr. Towbin will discuss common signs and severity of symptoms, how parents can help a child with...
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Irritable Kids: What the Research Teaches Us

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Susan Amara’s research informs several areas of brain research, including basic knowledge of how neurotransmitters work, their role in drug addiction, and how they interact with therapeutic drugs for mental health conditions such as depression. She became a member of the National Academy of Sciences in 2004.

Amara is currently the Scientific Director of the Intramural Research Program at the...
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In his most recent Director’s Message, Dr. Joshua Gordon discusses psychosocial interventions, and how "one possible way forward...emphasizes an experimental therapeutics approach to translating the growing understanding of the factors that cause and sustain mental illnesses into new or improved approaches to prevention and treatment." Read the Director's Message here: [ Bit.ly Link ].

NIMH » An Experimental Therapeutic Approach to Psychosocial Interventions

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Nearly everyone will experience a range of reactions after trauma, yet most people recover from initial symptoms naturally. Those who continue to experience problems may be diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). People who have PTSD may feel stressed or frightened even when they are not in danger. Read more about risk factors, signs, symptoms, treatments, and therapies for PTSD:...
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NIMH » Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

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Congratulations to Dr. Shelli Avenevoli, recently named deputy director of NIMH. She brings to the role a background and research interest in developmental science and epidemiology and a record of leadership within the NIMH organization and in numerous cross-institute and interagency scientific collaborations: [ Bit.ly Link ]

NIMH » Avenevoli Named NIMH Deputy Director

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Did you know that big and important changes are happening to the brain during adolescence? Here are 6 things to know about the teen brain: [ Bit.ly Link ] #BrainWeek

NIMH » The Teen Brain: 6 Things to Know (Fact Sheet)

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For #BrainWeek, NIMH scientists and staff visited the National Museum of Health and Medicine. By recording and measuring the electrical activity generated by the muscles of their arms and fingers, students learned how the brain and spinal cord work together to control emotions and physical well-being. #BAW [ Bit.ly Link ]

National Museum of Health and Medicine (NMHM): Brain Awareness Week at NMHM

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Scientists are continually learning more about how the brain grows and works in healthy people, and how normal brain development and function can go awry, leading to mental illnesses. Read our Brain Basic educational resource for more information about the brain during #BrainWeek [ Bit.ly Link ]

NIMH » Brain Basics

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Are you a researcher with questions about the Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) initiative? Join the RDoC Unit for a virtual office hour session, today, March 10 from 1-2pm ET! Topics that may be addressed include the basic principles of the initiative, general queries about designing and applying for grants based on RDoC principles, and the role of RDoC within NIMH and its relationship to other...
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NIMH » RDoC Educational and Training Resources

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The NIH Working Group on Women in Biomedical Careers is a trans-NIH effort to consider barriers for women in science and to develop innovative strategies to promote entry, recruitment, retention, and sustained advancement of women in biomedical...

Women in Biomedical Careers

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Do you know the common signs and symptoms for Severe Irritability and Disruptive Mood Dysregulation (DMDD) in children and youth? How can parents help a child with severe irritability? These questions and other topics will be discussed in a webinar on March 30th, from 1-2pm ET. To register for the webinar, please visit: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Irritable Kids: What the Research Teaches Us

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Today's the last day of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. Participate in an eating disorder clinical trial - look for a study near you: [ 1.usa.gov Link ] #NEDAwareness

Search of: eating disorders OR anorexia OR appetite disorder OR binge eating disorder OR bulimia...

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For National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, watch Dr. Cynthia Bulik debunk nine myths about eating disorders: [ Bit.ly Link ]

NIMH » 9 Eating Disorders Myths Busted

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National Eating Disorders Awareness Week aims to improve public understanding of the causes, risks, and treatments associated with eating disorders. Each year millions of women and men of all ages face the physical and emotional effects of this illness. If left untreated, eating disorders can lead to serious and sometimes fatal medical consequences. Find out more: [ Bit.ly Link ] #NEDAwareness

NIMH » Eating Disorders

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Are you concerned about your child's irritability? Does your child have severe temper tantrums or "rages?" On March 30th, from 1-2pm ET, join Kenneth Towbin, M.D., Chief of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the Emotion and Development Branch at NIMH to learn about Severe Irritability and Disruptive Mood Dysregulation (DMDD) in Children & Youth. To register for the webinar, please...
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Irritable Kids: What the Research Teaches Us

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Throwback to The National Institute on Drug Abuse - NIDA's National Drugs & Alcohol Chat Day with NIMH Director, Dr. Joshua Gordon and NIDA Director, Dr. Nora Volkow: [ Bit.ly Link ] #TBT

Public Chat

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Social anxiety disorder is a common type of anxiety disorder. A person with social anxiety disorder feels symptoms of anxiety or fear in certain or all social situations, such as meeting new people, dating, being on a job interview, answering a question in class, or having to talk to a cashier in a store. Check out our social anxiety disorder publication for signs, symptoms, and treatment...
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NIMH » Social Anxiety Disorder: More Than Just Shyness

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TODAY from 1-2pm ET: Join Dr. Erin D. Berman, Clinical Psychologist, for a free webinar on anxiety disorders in children. Register now! [ Bit.ly Link ]

How to Help A Child Who Worries Too Much

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Sleep may be the price we pay for the ability to learn. It streamlines neural connections for optimal efficiency. To learn more, check out our most recent science update: [ Bit.ly Link ].

NIMH » Sleep May Trim Neural Connections to Restore Learning Ability

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Are you a researcher with questions about the Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) initiative? Join the RDoC Unit for a virtual office hour session, today, February 10 from 1-2pm ET! Topics that may be addressed during the office hours include the basic principles of the initiative, general queries about designing and applying for grants based on RDoC principles, and the role of RDoC within NIMH...
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NIMH » RDoC Educational and Training Resources

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