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2014-01-10 08:23:35

BOSTON, Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Institute of Mental Health has prioritized the development of a rapidly acting treatment for depression as a key research goal. As a result, NIMH created the Rapidly Acting Treatments for Treatment Resistant Depression (RAPID) program to identify and test promising antidepressant interventions. Tal Medical's LFMS technology was selected to be tested in the first trial as part of the RAPID program. Historically, depression treatments...

2014-01-08 23:02:56

National Institute of Mental Health Director Salutes UVA Discovery Charlottesville, VA (PRWEB) January 08, 2014 For the second year in a row, groundbreaking research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine’s Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics has made the list of the year’s top 10 discoveries and breakthroughs, as compiled by the director of the National Institute of Mental Health. Under the heading “Brain Exceptionalism,” NIMH Director Thomas R. Insel,...

2013-12-12 16:25:47

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Statement of David Shern, Ph.D., president and CEO, Mental Health America: Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Pa.) today introduced the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2013. Despite our work with Rep. Murphy on many of our behavioral health priorities, Mental Health America cannot ignore the troubling provisions included in this bill and must reject any effort that would undermine the role of consumers in their recovery and...

2013-11-19 16:58:58

Investigators at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research have discovered a new genetic risk factor for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder called NDST3. The findings are published online in Nature Communications. The study, by a team lead by Todd Lencz, PhD, associate investigator at the Zucker Hillside Hospital Department of Psychiatry Research and Feinstein Institute, studied more than 25,000 individuals. In collaboration with Ariel Darvasi, PhD, of the Hebrew University of...

2013-11-05 08:36:05

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., Nov. 5, 2013 PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded a five-year contract for genotyping in support of its Million Veteran Program to the BioProcessing Solutions Alliance, which is a unique partnership between a research center at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and a corporate provider of sample management solutions for the bioscience industry. Officials of RUCDR Infinite Biologics, the world's largest university-based...

2013-10-23 08:28:54

LANSING, Mich., Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Michigan's 46 Community Mental Health agencies commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Community Mental Health Act, which provided funding for mental health centers across the United States and drastically altered the delivery of mental health services. October marks the anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's historic message to Congress urging representatives to end the inhumane institutionalization of people suffering from...

2013-10-07 08:26:15

National Depression Screening Day is October 10(th) Free, Anonymous Screenings Available at In-Person Events and Online via www.HelpYourselfHelpOthers.org BOSTON, Oct. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Depression is a common medical condition affecting individuals from all walks of life and all social, economic and ethnic groups. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, more than 19 million adults in the United States are currently living with depression and many more...

2013-09-18 23:01:40

The National Dialogues on Behavioral Health Conference (NDBHC) embarks on its 54th year as a historic forum for high-profile policymakers, physicians, behavioral health providers and members of the behavioral health community to converge and discuss the current and future state of the evolving federal, state, and local healthcare systems. New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) September 18, 2013 The National Dialogues on Behavioral Health Conference (NDBHC) embarks on its 54th year as a historic forum...

2013-09-06 16:22:08

WASHINGTON, Sept. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02), the lead Congressional appropriator for neuroscience and founder of the Fattah Neuroscience Initiative (FNI), will deliver an address this Saturday, September 7,( )at the 19(th) Annual Music Festival for Mental Health in Rutherford, California. Fattah is one of several neuroscience thought-leaders, scientists, and researchers who will present during the Scientific Symposium at the two-day event,...

2013-08-29 16:24:47

NORFOLK, Va., Aug. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of the 39(th) annual National Suicide Prevention Week, ValueOptions®, Inc., a health improvement company specializing in mental and emotional wellbeing and recovery, is sharing the powerful story of one of its own. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, more than 90 percent of those who die by suicide are facing a mental or substance abuse disorder. To encourage awareness and the connection between self-harm...