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

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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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In his most recent Director’s Message, Dr. Joshua Gordon explains how computational and theoretical neuroscience can advance research into mental disorders. Read the Director's Message, here: [ Bit.ly Link ].

NIMH » Computational Neuroscience: Deciphering the Complex Brain

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Worry is a normal part of a child’s life. They might feel anxious before taking a test or making an important decision. But for many children, anxiety involves more than temporary worry. These children experience excessive worry for months or years about a variety of everyday things. Some children find it difficult to control the worry, and the feelings interfere with daily activities such as...
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How to Help A Child Who Worries Too Much

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Do you feel that you have struggled throughout your life with poor concentration, inattention, impulsivity, or getting organized? Have you wondered whether you might have attention deficit/ hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? Our society has become more aware of ADHD as a condition that affects adults as well as children, and there are many adults who struggle with this disorder. To learn more...
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NIMH » Could I Have Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)?

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Science update! NIMH grantee and others have discovered the molecular structure of LSD in its human brain receptor: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Depression is common among people who have chronic illnesses such as coronary heart disease or stroke. Remember: Depression is treatable—even if you have another medical illness or condition. For more information about chronic illness and mental health, visit: [ Bit.ly Link ] #HeartMonth

NIMH » Chronic Illness & Mental Health

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Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that comes and goes with the seasons, typically starting in the late fall and early winter and going away during the spring and summer. Learn more about the signs, symptoms, and risk factors of Seasonal Affective Disorder here: [ Bit.ly Link ]

NIMH » Seasonal Affective Disorder

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It's NIDA Drugs and Alcohol Chat Day! National Drugs & Alcohol Chat Day is an annual live online chat held between high school students and National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) scientists during National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week. Students from around the country ask the questions they most want the answers to about drugs and drug abuse, including drug effects, how to help friends or family...
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National Drugs and Alcohol Chat Day

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It’s National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week! Join us in helping teens get the facts about drugs and alcohol: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Learn About National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week®

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Two NIMH grantees received the 2017 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)! Mary Kay Lobo from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Eric Morrow from Brown University are among the 102 scientists and researchers named as PECASE recipients. Congratulations, Dr. Lobo and Dr. Morrow! [ Bit.ly Link ]

NIMH » Two NIMH Grantees Receive Prestigious Presidential Award

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Why do some children become depressed while others are resilient in the face of stress? Register for tomorrow's webinar to learn more about depression in teenagers: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Webinar: Understanding Depression in Teenagers

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Join the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) for the tenth annual Drugs & Alcohol Chat Day to be held during National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week on January 26, 2017. National Drugs & Alcohol Chat Day is an annual live online chat held between high school students and NIDA scientists. Students from around the country ask the questions they most want the answers to about drugs and drug abuse,...
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National Drugs & Alcohol Chat Day

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It's natural to feel afraid during and after a traumatic situation. This fear triggers many split-second changes in the body to respond to danger and help a person avoid danger in the future. This “fight-or-flight” response is a typical reaction meant to protect a person from harm. Nearly everyone will experience a range of reactions after trauma, yet most people will recover from those...
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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder |NIMH

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Clinical research is medical research that involves people like you. People volunteer to participate in carefully conducted investigations that may ultimately uncover better ways to treat, prevent, diagnose, and understand human disease such as mental illnesses. Join Kalene DeHaut, LCSW, of the National Institute of Mental Health for this webinar on clinical research. Learn about the basics of...
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Mental Health Research: What You Need to Know

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Are you a researcher with questions about the Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) initiative? This Friday from 1-2pm ET, join the RDoC Unit for a virtual office hour session! 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 and its...
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NIMH » RDoC Educational and Training Resources

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Are you concerned about your child’s irritability? Does your child have severe temper tantrums or "rages?" Join the 'Irritable Kids: What the Research Teaches Us' webinar this Thursday, January 12, to learn about severe irritability and disruptive mood dysregulation (DMDD) in children & youth featuring Kenneth Towbin, M.D., Chief of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the Emotion and...
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Irritable Kids: What the Research Teaches Us

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