Latest National Institute of Mental Health Stories

2008-12-16 14:49:21

In a new study, a University of Missouri researcher and Dutch team of research collaborators found that genetic material on chromosome nine was linked to BPD features, a disorder characterized by pervasive instability in moods, interpersonal relationships, self-image and behavior, and can lead to suicidal behavior, substance abuse and failed relationships.

2008-12-15 09:00:00

Achievements of Past Century Include Major Milestones in the Advancement of Rights and Treatment for Individuals with Mental Health Conditions ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec.

2008-12-03 09:53:32

Though effective treatments are available for individuals suffering from chronic depression and anxiety, very little is known about how often these treatments are used or how prevalent these conditions are among the nation's general population.

2008-10-03 15:00:06

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congress passed mental health parity today, taking a great step forward in the decade-plus fight to end insurance discrimination against those seeking treatment for mental health and substance use disorders.

2008-09-23 06:00:11

In a new paper published in the online open-access journal PLoS ONE, http://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0003150, David Pickar and colleagues of Gabriel Sciences report that 74.5% of 200 community-based schizophrenic patients, who were individually interviewed and evaluated (including a review of clinical records), were treated with off-label medication treatments.

2008-09-19 00:00:02

By The Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) - A government agency has dropped plans for a study of a controversial treatment for autism that critics had called an unethical experiment on children.The National Institute of Mental Health said in a statement Wednesday that the study of the treatment - called chelation - has been abandoned.

2008-09-15 12:00:21

The 14th Annual Staglin Family Music Festival for Mental Health raised approximately $3 million at its September 13 event to help support pioneering mental health research.

2008-09-05 00:00:26

A $10 million federal grant will allow the University of Pittsburgh to establish a new center for studying schizophrenia, officials announced Wednesday.

2008-09-04 00:00:22

A $10 million federal grant will allow the University of Pittsburgh to establish a new center for studying schizophrenia, officials announced today.

2008-09-02 03:00:09

By Braithwaite, Kisha The etymology of the phrase "mental health" rests on the foundation of the Latin term mens and the Greek term nous, both of which mean mind, or that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings and is the seat of the faculty of reason.

Word of the Day
  • An aromatic woolly plant (Origanum dictamnus) native to Crete, formerly believed to have magical powers.
The word 'dittany' may come from the name of Mount Diktē in Crete, where it was supposed to grow.