Neuroscientists have created a 3D window into the human brain’s budding executive hub assembling itself during a critical period in prenatal development. What’s more, they used it to discover and experimentally correct – in cultured human forebrain “spheroids” – defective cell migration caused by an autism-related disorder. The “disease-in-a-dish” model replicates rudimentary circuitry that...
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NIMH » Human Forebrain Circuits Under Construction – in a Dish

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In the second of two messages for Autism Awareness Month, Dr. Gordon talks about NIMH funding of research aimed at developing interventions and services for people across the lifespan with autism spectrum disorder: [ Bit.ly Link ].
In the second of two messages for Autism Awareness Month Dr Gordon

NIMH » Towards Interventions Across the Autism Spectrum

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Did you know that addiction to alcohol is a mental illness? Substance use disorder changes normal desires and priorities. It changes normal behaviors and interferes with the ability to work, go to school, and to have good relationships with friends and family. For Alcohol Awareness Month, learn more about substance abuse and mental health: [ Bit.ly Link ]
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On 4/25, the NIMH Office of Autism Research Coordination will host a free screening of As One: The Autism Project. After the documentary, stay for a panel discussion with the film director, Ms. Hana Makki, and Ms. Sharifa Yateem, a behavioral therapist who worked with the children and families featured in the film. This event – which is free and open to the public – will take place on the NIH...
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On May 8th, don’t miss our featured plenary speaker, Shekhar Saxena, MD, Director of the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse at World Health Organization. Dr. Saxena will keynote the first plenary session at the NIMH Global Mental Health workshop, “Transformative Opportunities for Solving the Grand Challenges in Global Mental Health.” For more information on the workshop and to...
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On May 8th dont miss our featured plenary speaker Shekhar Saxena MD

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Tai Tai
Brain scans reveal that changes in estrogen can trigger atypical functioning in a key brain memory circuit in women who have a common version of a gene. Since working memory function is often disturbed in mental disorders, such gene-hormone interactions may help explain individual and sex-related differences: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Brain scans reveal that changes in estrogen can trigger atypical functioning in

NIMH » Estrogen Alters Memory Circuit Function in Women with Gene Variant

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Next week, Dr. Carlos Zarate, Chief of the Section on the Neurobiology and Treatment of Mood Disorders and Chief of Experimental Therapeutics and Pathophysiology Branch at NIMH, will speak on the panel “The Role of Inflammatory and Glutamatergic Pathways on Fatigue” as part of the National Institute of Nursing Research’s scientific symposium, Symptom Science Research: A Path to Precision...
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Symptom Science Research: A Path to Precision Health | National Institute of Nursing Research

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In a study co-funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), scientists used mouse models to discover that cells previously thought to be immune to HIV can also harbor the virus, even following treatment: [ Bit.ly Link ]
In a study cofunded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious

NIMH » New Source of HIV Persistence Identified

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If you or someone you know has a mental health problem, there are ways to get help. Use these resources to find help for you, a friend, or a family member: [ Bit.ly Link ]. If you are in crisis and need immediate support or intervention, call the toll-free National Suicide Prevention Lifeline '1-800-273-TALK (8255)', 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
If you or someone you know has a mental health problem there

NIMH » Help for Mental Illnesses

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Attention researchers! Don't forget to join the Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) Unit for a virtual office hour session, today, April 14th from 1-2pm ET! Dr. Charles Sanislow, a member of the RDoC working group, will be joining us for the April office hours session. [ Bit.ly Link ]
Attention researchers Dont forget to join the Research Domain Criteria RDoC Unit

NIMH » RDoC Educational and Training Resources

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Free webinar next week! On April 20 from 1-2pm ET, join Dr. Erin D. Berman, Clinical Psychologist, for a webinar about anxiety in children. This webinar will offer the practical strategies to help caregivers and children break the cycle of anxiety, including effective ways to change unhelpful thinking and how to face feared situations in a manageable way. Register today: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Free webinar next week On April 20 from 12pm ET join Dr

What to Do (And Not Do) When Children Are Anxious

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Did you know that people whose symptoms were previously diagnosed as Asperger’s syndrome or Autistic Disorder are now included as part of the category called Autism Spectrum Disorder? Read more here: [ Bit.ly Link ]
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How common is depression in teenagers? Why do some children become depressed while others are resilient in the face of stress? Is there a role for psychological treatments?

On April 27, 2017, join Dr. Argyris Stringaris, Chief of the Mood Brain and Development Unit at the National Institute of Mental Health for a webinar that will address these questions and other related topics.

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Dave Holden
Robert Porzak
Stress can affect your health. It is important to pay attention to how you deal with minor and major stress events so that you know when to seek help. For #StressAwarenessMonth, check out our "5 Things You Should Know About Stress" publication: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Stress can affect your health It is important to pay attention to

NIMH » 5 Things You Should Know About Stress

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Crystal Draper
For #WorldHealthDay, save the date and register now for the NIMH Office for Research on Disparities and Global Mental Health workshop, “Transformative Opportunities for Solving the Grand Challenges in Global Mental Health” on May 8-9 in Bethesda, Maryland. For more information on the workshop and to register, please visit: [ Bit.ly Link ].
For WorldHealthDay save the date and register now for the NIMH Office

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A new study shows that young people with first episode psychosis have a much higher death rate than previously thought.

“This study is a wake-up call…young people experiencing psychosis need intensive, integrated clinical & psychosocial supports,” says lead researcher, Michael Schoenbaum, Ph.D., Senior Advisor for Mental Health Services, Epidemiology, and Economics at NIMH: [ Bit.ly Link ]
A new study shows that young people with first episode psychosis have

NIMH » Higher Death Rate Among Youth with First Episode Psychosis

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Cherie Lucas
Jeanne Livingston Lambert
Caregivers play a vital role in helping a child manage anxiety. Sometimes it’s hard to know what to say and do when a child is anxious. On April 20 from 1-2pm ET, join Dr. Erin D. Berman, Clinical Psychologist, for a free webinar about anxiety in children. This webinar will offer the practical strategies to help caregivers and children break the cycle of anxiety, including effective ways to...
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In the first of two special Director’s Messages about autism spectrum disorder (ASD), NIMH Director, Dr. Joshua Gordon discusses what we know so far about what causes ASD, and what NIMH researchers are doing to clarify how these causes lead to symptoms. The message includes findings emerging from studies of genetic factors: [ Bit.ly Link ]
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NIMH » Autism Awareness Month: Genes and Development in Autism Spectrum Disorder

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What is psychosis and why is early treatment important?

Watch WQED Pittsburgh's special about first episode psychosis and look for a reference to NIMH’s Recovery After an Initial Schizophrenia Episode (RAISE) Early Treatment Program study and its outcomes at 13:58! [ Bit.ly Link ]

If you have more questions on psychosis, schizophrenia, or RAISE, check out our Q&A page: [ Nimh.nih.gov Link ]
What is psychosis and why is early treatment important

Before Stage Four: Confronting Early Psychosis

First-time psychotic episodes are frightening, confusing and distressing for the entire family. Traditionally, teens and young adults experiencing first-epis...

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In honor of Autism Awareness Month, it’s important to note that people who fall within the Autism Spectrum Disorder have many strengths and abilities in addition to challenges. Learn more about autism: [ Bit.ly Link ]
In honor of Autism Awareness Month its important to note that people

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Kristel Clark
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