Latest National Institute of Mental Health Stories

2009-07-15 08:20:00

What is going on in teenagers' brains as their drive for peer approval begins to eclipse their family affiliations? Brain scans of teens sizing each other up reveal an emotion circuit activating more in girls as they grow older, but not in boys.

2009-06-16 16:02:52

Stressful life events are strongly associated with a person's risk for major depression, but a certain gene variation long thought to increase risk in conjunction with stressful life events actually may have no effect, according to researchers funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), part of the National Institutes of Health.

2009-05-12 12:08:09

A U.S. study has linked a potassium brain channel gene to schizophrenia, suggesting a molecular treatment target for the mental illness. Researchers at the National Institute of Mental Health, led by Dr.

2009-05-11 02:00:00

New HHS Report Released During National Women's Health Week Points to Importance of Resiliency WASHINGTON, May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- A new report released today on gender-based differences in mental health shows women are nearly twice as likely as men to suffer from major depression.

2009-05-07 07:00:00

New data reveal lower dropout rates and improved social and emotional well-being for youth in system of care programs WASHINGTON, May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Systems of care--coordinated networks of community-based mental health services and supports for children and youth with serious mental health challenges--are able to dramatically improve the academic, behavioral and emotional performance of participating youth according to a new report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health...

2009-05-06 09:05:29

A study on schizophrenia has implicated machinery that maintains the flow of potassium in cells and revealed a potential molecular target for new treatments. Expression of a previously unknown form of a key such potassium channel was found to be 2.5 fold higher than normal in the brain memory hub of people with the chronic mental illness and linked to a hotspot of genetic variation.

2009-05-01 11:00:00

WASHINGTON, May 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New advances in research on brain disorders offer the promise of more personalized treatment for individuals suffering from mental illnesses, according to scientists addressing the first Domenici Neuroscience Symposium in Washington today. The symposium featured scientists from such leading neurodiagnostic facilities as the Mind Research Network (MRN), the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and...

2009-04-07 09:44:00

ATLANTA, April 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Late in 2007, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia (BCBSGa) announced that it was cutting its hourly therapy reimbursement rate for clinical psychologists by approximately 19%.

2009-04-02 13:00:00

Press conference preceding the David Lynch Foundation "Change Begins Within" benefit concert in New York to include local psychiatrist BETHESDA, Md., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Norman E.

Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
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The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.