News and Multimedia from 2007 Featuring DATR
- Behavioral Program May Stabilize Stress Hormone Patterns in Foster Children
- Science Update November 30, 2007
An intervention designed to enhance family interaction and improve foster parenting skills may benefit young foster children who had experienced extreme neglect or maltreatment in early life.
- Internet-based PTSD Therapy May Help Overcome Barriers to Care
- Science Update November 01, 2007
NIMH-funded researchers recently completed a pilot study showing that an Internet-based, self-managed cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can help reduce symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression, with effects that last after treatment has ended.
- Behavioral Intervention Normalizes Stress-related Hormone in High-Risk Kids
- Science Update October 24, 2007
A family-based behavioral intervention that helps prevent social and behavior problems in high-risk preschoolers also may help normalize their cortisol levels when they anticipate stressful situations, results of a new NIMH study suggest.
- National Survey Tracks Prevalence of Personality Disorders in U.S. Population
- Science Update October 18, 2007
NIMH-funded researchers recently reported that roughly nine percent of ? U.S. adults have a personality disorder as defined by the fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders,
- Mental Disorders Account for Large Percentage of Adult Role Disability
- Science Update October 01, 2007
An NIMH-funded study finds that more than half of U.S. adults have a mental or physical condition that prevents them from working or conducting their usual duties (e.g., role disability) for several days each year, and a large portion of those days can be attributed to mental disorders.
- Unpleasant Words Trigger Strong Startle Response in People with Borderline Personality Disorder
- Science Update August 22, 2007
Adults with borderline personality disorder (BPD) showed excessive emotional reactions when looking at words with unpleasant meanings compared to healthy people during an emotionally stimulating task, according to NIMH-funded researchers
- New Studies Search for Clues to Mental Illness in Gatekeepers of Gene Expression
- Science Update August 10, 2007
What goes awry in the brain to cause mental illness may ultimately be traced to glitches in genes - but not necessarily the parts of genes commonly suspected.
- Study Offers Glimpse of Molecules That Keep Memories Alive
- Science Update July 02, 2007
Working memory is a kind of temporary-storage system in the brain. Unlike long-term memory, it stores disposable information we must keep in mind only transiently, for tasks at hand. But how?
- Gene Variants Linked to Suicidal Thoughts in Some Men Starting Antidepressant Treatment
- Science Update June 07, 2007
Some men who experience suicidal thoughts and behaviors after they first start taking antidepressant medications may be genetically predisposed to do so, according to the latest results from the NIMH-funded Sequenced Treatment Alternatives to Relieve Depression (STAR*D) study
- Bipolar Spectrum Disorder May Be Underrecognized and Improperly Treated
- Press Release May 07, 2007
A new study supports earlier estimates of the prevalence of bipolar disorder in the U.S. population, and suggests the illness may be more accurately characterized as a spectrum disorder.
- African Americans, Black Caribbeans, and Whites Differ in Depression Risk, Treatment
- Science Update March 05, 2007
Although black Americans are less likely than whites to have a major depressive disorder (MDD), when they do, it tends to be more chronic and severe.
- Study Tracks Prevalence of Eating Disorders
- Science Update February 09, 2007
Results from a large-scale national survey suggest that binge-eating disorder is more prevalent than both anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa.
- Half of Adults With Anxiety Disorders Had Psychiatric Diagnoses in Youth
- Science Update February 07, 2007
About half of adults with an anxiety disorder had symptoms of some type of psychiatric illness by age 15, a NIMH-funded study shows.
- Autism Research Efforts Highlighted in Biological Psychiatry Special Issue
- Science Update February 06, 2007
The February 15, 2007 special issue of Biological Psychiatry is dedicated to recent advances in autism research, including many studies funded by the Institute.
- U.S.-born Children of Immigrants May Have Higher Risk for Mental Disorders Than Parents
- Science Update January 17, 2007
In the first studies to examine the effects of immigration and years of residence on the mental health of Caribbean Black, Latino, and Asian populations in the United States, NIMH-funded researchers found that immigrants in general appear to have lower rates of mental disorders than their U.S.-born counterparts.
- Adult Psychopathology and Psychosocial Intervention Research Branch
- Clinical Neuroscience Research Branch
- Geriatrics Research Branch
- Research Training and Career Development Program
- Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program and the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program
- Traumatic Stress Research Program