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2012-03-29 23:22:34

Scans reveal astonishingly simple 3D grid structure -- NIH-funded study The brain appears to be wired more like the checkerboard streets of New York City than the curvy lanes of Columbia, Md., suggests a new brain imaging study. The most detailed images, to date, reveal a pervasive 3D grid structure with no diagonals, say scientists funded by the National Institutes of Health. "Far from being just a tangle of wires, the brain's connections turn out to be more like ribbon cables --...

2012-03-06 12:38:00

HAGERSTOWN, Md., March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- DocuTrac, Inc. a leading developer of software for the behavioral health industry announced today that Scott Despres, Senior Representative, Enterprise Division, and Jim Miller, Director of Quality Control and Compliance will represent DocuTrac at the 42nd National Council Mental Health and Addictions Conference in Chicago on April 15th and 16th. DocuTrac provides EMR technology for documenting patient treatment and outcomes in the Behavioral...

2012-02-09 10:39:57

Researchers at Zucker Hillside Hospital's Recognition and Prevention (RAP) Program who have worked with teenagers at risk for serious mental illness for the past decade are now studying the effectiveness of Omega 3 fatty acids (fish oil) for treating psychiatric symptoms. This new study is a National Institute of Mental Health-funded randomized double-blind trial that was designed to test whether Omega-3 fatty acids improve clinical symptoms, and help adolescents and young adults (ages 12 to...

2012-02-08 16:18:00

MANHASSET, N.Y., Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers at Zucker Hillside Hospital's Recognition and Prevention (RAP) Program who have worked with teenagers at risk for serious mental illness for the past decade are now studying the effectiveness of Omega 3 fatty acids (fish oil) for treating psychiatric symptoms. This new study is a National Institute of Mental Health-funded randomized double-blind trial that was designed to test whether Omega-3 fatty acids improve...

2011-12-22 13:06:00

ASHBURN, Va., Dec. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ian, Evan & Alexander Corporation (IEA) has placed 18 employees within the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as a subcontractor to Kelly Government Solutions (KGS) on its Scientific and Technical Support Services contract. IEA supports the NIH mission and goals by recruiting, hiring, and retaining a highly qualified workforce of scientists, executive administrators, information technology specialists, light industrial/facility management...

2011-11-30 13:07:00

HERZELIYA, Israel, November 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MinoGuard develops drugs to treat mental health diseases. MinoGuard's lead drug for the treatment of schizophrenia patients is intended to improve the efficacy of existing treatments and minimize their side effects. MinoGuard has successfully completed a phase 2a clinical trial conducted on about 70 schizophrenics and demonstrated that the use of the drug enhances the positive symptoms of the disease and minimizes the...

2011-11-29 21:00:00

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Nov. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Friend or foe? Fast or slow? Left or right? As an object approaches, people have to assess what and where it is to know how to respond. Leslie Ungerleider and Mortimer Mishkin, two National Institute of Mental Health researchers, have won the 2012 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Psychology for their "what and where" idea of how the brain works. The two scientists were the first to show that the brain uses separate...

2011-10-13 08:37:00

Glenn Close, Tipper Gore Will Be Keynote Speakers WASHINGTON, Oct. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A group of prominent mental health advocacy organizations will host a joint symposium titled "Mental Health Hope: Lost People, Lost Dollars, Lost Hope" on November 16, 2011, to raise awareness about the imminent threat and impact of state and federal government budget cuts to mental health services. Tipper Gore, actress Glenn Close, and her sister Jessie Close will address the...

2011-09-28 07:58:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Galenea Corp. has been awarded two Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants to further their work towards discovering and developing breakthrough therapeutics for the cognitive deficits associated with schizophrenia. These latest awards from the National Institute of Mental Health will support two independent projects through the end of 2013 and qualify Galenea to compete for larger Phase II awards in 2014. The first grant...

Over 70% Of Suicidal Teens Don't Get Needed Mental health Services
2011-09-15 07:04:11

  Study suggests improved screening for suicidal tendencies by primary care providers is needed Suicidal teens are not likely to get the mental healthcare they need. This is according to a team of researchers at Seattle Children's Research Institute, the University of Washington (UW), and Group Health Research Institute. The study, "Adolescents With Suicidal Ideation: Health Care Use and Functioning," was recently published in Academic Pediatrics. The researchers found that only...