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9 Eating Disorders Myths Busted

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Nine eating disorders myths busted

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New Data Reveal Extent of Genetic Overlap Between Major Mental Disorders

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The largest genome-wide study of its kind has determined how much five major mental illnesses are traceable to the same common inherited genetic variations.

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Introduction to RDoC

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Bruce Cuthbert, Ph.D., director, NIMH Division of Translational Research and Treatment Development, discusses the Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) initiative, which he coordinates.

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Introduction to RDoC

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Scan Predicts Whether Therapy or Meds Will Best Lift Depression

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Pre-treatment scans of brain activity predicted whether depressed patients would best achieve remission with an antidepressant medication or psychotherapy, in a study that may help mental health treatment decision-making move beyond trial-and-error. The study sought to identify a biomarker that could predict which type of treatment a patient would benefit from based on the state of his or her brain.

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Flu in Pregnancy May Quadruple Child’s Risk for Bipolar Disorder

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Pregnant mothers’ exposure to the flu has been linked to a nearly 4-fold increased risk for bipolar disorder in their adult child.

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Mapping Brain Circuits Provides Clues to Schizophrenia, Earlier Detection of Psychosis

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A newly identified brain circuit could lead to earlier detection of psychosis in patients with schizophrenia.

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Long-term Course of ADHD Diagnosed in Preschool Years Can be Chronic and Severe

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Long-term Course of ADHD Diagnosed in Preschool Years Can be Chronic and Severe

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Brain Imaging Predicts Psychotherapy Success in Patients with Social Anxiety Disorder

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Brain imaging might soon predict which treatment options would work best for patients with social phobia.

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Brain Hubs Boil When Hoarders Face Pitching Their Own Stuff

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In patients with hoarding disorder, parts of a decision-making brain circuit under-activated when dealing with others’ possessions, but over-activated when deciding whether to keep or discard their own things.

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