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Major NIMH research project to test approaches to altering the course of schizophrenia

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is launching a large-scale research project to explore whether using early and aggressive treatment, individually targeted and integrating a variety of different therapeutic approaches, will reduce the symptoms and prevent the gradual deterioration of...

HIV prevention program gets a boost from NIMH recovery act funds

Developing interventions to reduce the spread of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections among heterosexual men, couples and ethnically diverse populations continues to be complex and challenging. To help address this issue, NIMH awarded a two-year grant to David Prez-Jimnez, Ph.D., at the U...

Treating 'Complicated Grief' -- New NIMH Study Seeks 200 Older Adults Suffering from Unrelenting Symptoms of Complicated Grief for Participation in Non-Drug Clinical Trial

Psychiatrist Dr. Katherine Shear searches for treatment of prolonged grief that does not abate over time NEW YORK, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Unlike normal grief, which though intense improves over time, "complicated grief" is the inability to ever recover after the death of a loved one. ...

Rutgers Center for Behavioral Health Services, Criminal Justice Research gets NIMH grant

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. Since its founding in 2002 with a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), Rutgers Center for Behavioral Health Services and Criminal Justice Research has focused exclusively on mental health services issues that arise when persons with mental illness have en...

Aiming to improve schizophrenia treatment through the NIMH CNTRICS Initiative

Philadelphia, PA, July 14, 2008 Biological Psychiatry is particularly proud to announce the publication of an issue dedicated to the product of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Cognitive Neuroscience Approaches to the Treatment of Impaired Cognition in Schizophrenia, or CNTRICS, i...

Feeling Blue Suicide Prevention Council Partners With the National Institute of Mental Health

...uicide Prevention Council has been selected as the nimh Outreach Partner for the state of Pennsylvania. F...ls, and historically underserved populations. The nimh provides the Partners with breaking news on the la... online and in regional annual meetings, access to nimh publications for state-wide distribution and a sma...

Zucker Hillside Researchers to Receive Large Federal Grant to Test for the Early Treatment of Schizophrenia

...approaches, and is sustained over time, can make it possible for more people with schizophrenia to return successfully to work and school,” said nimh Director Thomas R. Insel, M.D. “Moreover, the interventions being tested will be designed from the outset to be readily adopted in real-world h...

Wayne K. Goodman, MD, Renowned Expert on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Joins Mount Sinai as Chair of Psychiatry

...dation, which is the major consumer advocacy organization for OCD, and served as chair of its scientific advisory board for 10 years. "In his nimh position, Dr. Goodman experienced first-hand that success in extramural funding of clinical research goes to those investigators who have partnered wi...

Personalized Medicine for Mental Illness on the Horizon

...and hopeful that more accurate diagnosis and treatment will help erase the stigma millions of people now face because of mental illness." MRN and nimh intend to make the Domenici Neuroscience Symposium a yearly conference for researchers and others focused on brain disorders to come together and disc...

Wayne State University and Children's Hospital of Michigan Research Team Discover Chemical That Plays a Major Role in Pediatric Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

...rial is ongoing and results are currently unavailable. "This study at nimh demonstrates how work first done at Wayne State University not only has s...r Sick Kids in Toronto have recently submitted a Collaborative R01 grant to nimh which is being considered for funding. Wayne State University is the lead...
NIMH in Medical Technology

Latest NIMH Study on Bipolar Disorder

Statement of Ken Duckworth, M.D., Medical Director National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) ARLINGTON, Va., April 02, 2007 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the Archives of General Psychiatry published a study on the effectiveness of psychosocial treatments for bipolar disorder, "Psychosocial Tre...

Go Healthy Initiates Additional Clinical Tests on Cholesterade

...dicine. He was a Member of the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Techniques to Enhance Human Performance and has served on a number of NIH and nimh advisory committees. The study will be a double-blind crossover study of the efficacy of Cholesterade(R) in lowering cholesterol (total cholesterol ...

Study Sheds Light on Medication Treatment Options for Bipolar Disorder

...g depression in people with bipolar disorder is notoriously difficult, said nimh Director Thomas R. Insel. STEP-BD sought to determine if adding an antidepr...research on mind, brain, and behavior. More information is available at the nimh website, http://www.nim...

Cortex Area Thinner in Youth with Alzheimers-Related Gene

...ots being the averages. Source: Philip Shaw, M.D., nimh Child Psychiatry Branch Entorhinal cortex (re...top. Artists rendering. Source: Philip Shaw, M.D., nimh Child Psychiatry Branch The National Institute o...and behavior. More information is available at the nimh website, nimh Director Thomas R. Insel, M.D. "Improved understan...enome-wide association study for bipolar disorder, nimh researchers last fall reported the strongest signa...Scottish and Irish families, and controls from the nimh Genetics Repository. After examining about 1.8 mil...

Genetic tags reveal secrets of memories' staying power in mice

...d mice. "Remarkably, this research demonstrates a way to untangle precisely which cells and connections are activated by a particular memory," said nimh Director Thomas Insel, M.D. "We are actually learning the molecular basis of learning and memory." For a memory to last long-term, the neural conne...

How schizophrenia develops: Major clues discovered

...e University of Massachusetts Medical School and Baylor College of Medicine. This discovery opens a new area for exploration of schizophrenia, said nimh Director Thomas R. Insel, MD. Studies have yielded very strong evidence that schizophrenia involves a decrease in the enzymes, like GAD1, that help m...

Brain holds clues to bipolar disorder

...mplex machinery inside of nerve cells that regulates numerous processes inside the body. Using animal and cellular models, Dr. Manji and colleagues at nimh showed that disruptions in these pathways resulted in many of the core symptoms of bipolar disorder and explained many other observations about the di...

Genetic roots of bipolar disorder revealed by first genome-wide study of illness

...and a number of U.S. facilities collaborating in a major project called the nimh Genetics Initiative. The study is the first to scan virtually all of the ...ing to get a foothold on the genetics of this complex brain disorder," said nimh Director Thomas R. Insel, MD. Most people occasionally have mood swing...

Brain's reward circuit activity ebbs and flows with a woman's hormonal cycle

...less severe course in schizophrenia," said Karen Berman, M.D., chief of the nimh Section on Integrative Neuroimaging. "The study may also shed light on why ..." Berman, Drs. Jean-Claude Dreher, Peter Schmidt and colleagues in the nimh Intramural Research Program report on their functional magnetic resonance i...

Common gene version optimizes thinking -- but with a possible downside

...Meyer-Lindenberg, Weinberger and colleagues in the nimh Genes, Cognition and Psychosis program report thei...er two decades, most notably by Nobel Laureate and nimh grantee Paul Greengard, M.D., Rockefeller Universi...ubstance abuse as well as to schizophrenia," added nimh Director Thomas Insel, M.D. To understand DA...
NIMH in Biological Technology

Johnson Controls reveals new hybrid-electric car batteries

... which Johnson acquired in October of 2002. The nimh prismatic battery follows the introduction of Johnsons nimh cylindrical cell, another method of packaging power for hybrid vehicles. Johnson currently markets nimh cells to hybrid-electric buses in Europe, and plan...
NIMH in Biological Dictionary

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