News and Multimedia Featuring DATR
- Flu in Pregnancy May Quadruple Child’s Risk for Bipolar Disorder
- Press Release May 13, 2013
Pregnant mothers’ exposure to the flu has been linked to a nearly 4-fold increased risk for bipolar disorder in their adult child.
- Mapping Brain Circuits Provides Clues to Schizophrenia, Earlier Detection of Psychosis
- Science Update February 26, 2013
A newly identified brain circuit could lead to earlier detection of psychosis in patients with schizophrenia.
- Long-term Course of ADHD Diagnosed in Preschool Years Can be Chronic and Severe
- Science Update February 12, 2013
Long-term Course of ADHD Diagnosed in Preschool Years Can be Chronic and Severe
- Brain Imaging Predicts Psychotherapy Success in Patients with Social Anxiety Disorder
- Science Update February 01, 2013
Brain imaging might soon predict which treatment options would work best for patients with social phobia.
- Brain Hubs Boil When Hoarders Face Pitching Their Own Stuff
- Press Release August 09, 2012
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.
- Suspect Gene Variants Boost PTSD Risk after Mass Shooting
- Science Update December 01, 2011
College students exposed to a mass shooting were 20-30 percent more likely to later develop post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms if they harbored a risk version of a gene, NIMH-funded researchers have discovered.
- Magnetic Stimulation Scores Modest Success as Antidepressant
- Press Release May 03, 2010
Some depressed patients who don’t respond to or tolerate antidepressant medications may benefit from a non-invasive treatment that stimulates the brain with a pulsing electromagnet, a study suggests. This first industry-independent, multi-site, randomized, tightly controlled trial of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) found that it produced significant antidepressant effects in a subgroup of patients, with few side effects.
- Genes and Circuitry, Not Just Clinical Observation, to Guide Classification for Research
- Science Update January 28, 2010
NIMH is launching a long-term project aimed at ultimately improving treatment and prevention by studying classification of mental illness, based on genetics and neuroscience in addition to clinical observation. The Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) project is not intended to replace psychiatry’s existing diagnostic system for practitioners and will proceed in an independent direction, said Bruce Cuthbert, Ph.D., Director of the NIMH Division of Adult Translational Research, who is directing the effort. By taking a fresh look – without preconceived categories – the project aims to improve the validity of classification for researchers.
- Just Over Half of Americans Diagnosed with Major Depression Receive Care
- Science Update January 04, 2010
Overall, only about half of Americans diagnosed with major depression in a given year receive treatment for it, and even fewer—about one fifth—receive treatment consistent with current practice guidelines, according to data from nationally representative surveys supported by NIMH. Among the ethnic/racial groups surveyed, African Americans and Mexican Americans had the lowest rates of use of depression care; all groups reported higher use of past-year psychotherapy vs. medication for depression.
- Black Teens, Especially Girls, at High Risk for Suicide Attempts
- Science Update April 10, 2009
Black American teens, especially females, may be at high risk for attempting suicide even if they have never been diagnosed with a mental disorder, according to researchers funded in part by NIMH. Their findings, based on responses from adolescent participants in the National Survey of American Life (NSAL), provide the first national estimates of suicidal thoughts and behaviors (ideation) and suicide attempts in 13- to 17-year-old black youth in the United States. The study was published in the March 2009 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
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