Latest National Institute of Mental Health Stories

2010-05-19 08:37:56

It is time to reassess mental disorders, recognizing that these are disorders of brain circuits likely caused by development processes.

2010-05-12 09:30:00

WASHINGTON, May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is calling on Congress for greater scientific research, mental health grants to offset massive state budget cuts and an end to a backlog in the processing of Social Security disability claims. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100216/NAMILOGO) NAMI Executive Director Michael J.

2010-05-06 18:00:00

"The View's" Sherri Shepherd, child development pioneer Dr. T.

2010-05-06 07:00:00

New data reveal parents and caregivers experience improved quality of life and higher productivity after their young children receive mental health supports and services WASHINGTON, May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to a new report released today by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), behavioral and emotional problems decreased among nearly one-third (31 percent) of young children with mental health challenges within the first 6 months after...

2010-03-31 14:49:51

The strongest known recurrent genetic cause of schizophrenia impairs communications between the brain's decision-making and memory hubs, resulting in working memory deficits, according to a study in mice.

2010-02-22 14:11:17

Findings reported in “Behavioral Neuroscience” suggest that the perils of adolescence-from risky behavior to psychological disorders-could result from increased neural sensitivity to teens' feelings and surroundings.

2010-01-05 07:00:00

More receive psychotherapy than medication: Study provides new detail on disparities DETROIT, Jan.

Word of the Day
  • A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.
The word 'taphephobia' comes from Greek roots meaning 'burial' and 'fear'.