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Science News » NIH-funded Study Sheds Light on Abnormal Neural Function in Rare Genetic Disorder

A genetic study has identified neuronal abnormalities in the electrical activity of cortical cells derived from people with a rare genetic disorder called 22q11.2 deletion syndrome. The overexpression of a specific gene and exposure to several antipsychotic drugs helped restore normal cellular functioning. The study, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and published […]

Blog Post » Addressing the Crisis of Black Youth Suicide

Each September, people in the U.S. and around the world observe Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, a time to help raise awareness and share information about this important public health concern. As director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), I have made suicide prevention one of my top priorities, and although I have written […]

Scientific Meeting » Virtual Workshop: Genes to Biology: Integrative Systematic Approaches for Revealing Biological Functions of Psychiatric Risk Genes and Alleles

Virtual Workshop: Genes to Biology: Integrative Systematic Approaches for Revealing Biological Functions of Psychiatric Risk Genes and Alleles Date/Time: Tuesday, September 22, 2020, 11:00―4:30 PM ET About the Workshop: The purpose of this workshop is to stimulate discussions among experts to identify systematic experimental approaches to gain comprehensive insights into psychiatric disease mechanisms based on […]

Scientific Meeting » Report Out Session of the HIV-Related Intersectional Stigma Research Advances and Opportunities Workshop

Report Out Session of the HIV-Related Intersectional Stigma Research Advances and Opportunities Workshop Date/Time: Friday, September 18, 2020, 11:30―2:30 PM ET Sponsored by: National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of AIDS Research and National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Division of AIDS Research On September 18, 2020, join the NIH Office of AIDS Research and […]

Blog Post » A Plan for Mental Health Research

There he is! Strains of “Pomp and Circumstance” are drowned out by applause as soon as my wife and I recognize our son’s name. Four years of diligent planning and working hard culminates in this moment as he strides across the stage … or rather, as his name slides slowly across our television screen. Welcome […]

Science News » New NIMH Strategic Plan Paves the Way for Advances in Mental Health Research

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has released its Strategic Plan for Research. The new plan provides a framework for advancing research priorities that support the Institute’s mission: To transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure. “Mental illnesses are common […]

Video » About NIMH

About NIMH April 29, 2020   Watch on YouTube. Transcript [music] Text on screen: National Institute of Mental Health The National Institute of Mental Health is the lead federal agency for research on mental disorders. We aim to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses though basic research and clinical research, paving the way […]