News and Multimedia from 2007 Featuring DDTR
- Behavioral Therapy Effectively Treats Children with Social Phobia
- Science Update December 17, 2007
A behavioral therapy designed to treat children diagnosed with social phobia helped them overcome more of their symptoms than the antidepressant fluoxetine (Prozac).
- 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.
- NIH Funds New Program to Investigate Causes and Treatment of Autism
- Science Update October 30, 2007
The National Institutes of Health will intensify its efforts to find the causes of autism and identify new treatments for the disorder, through a new research program.
- NIMH Funds Additional New Research on Autism
- Science Update September 11, 2007
NIMH is funding several new grants that will further our understanding of autism spectrum disorder, which is marked by a pervasive impairment in communicating, expressing emotion, and relating to others socially.
- Half of Children With Autism May be Diagnosable Soon After Their First Birthday
- Science Update August 10, 2007
About half of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) can be diagnosed soon after their first birthday; others with the disorder may appear to develop normally until that age and then falter or regress during their second year, NIMH-funded researchers have discovered.
- New Insights on how Mental Health is Influenced by Culture and Immigration Status
- Science Update July 11, 2007
A special issue of Research in Human Development, published in June 2007, examines current trends in prevalence and risk factors for mental disorders across the lifespan in diverse U.S. minority populations
- Depression Risk Higher in Girls with Low Birth Weight
- Science Update March 09, 2007
Girls’ risk for developing depression after puberty increased significantly if they had low birth weight, in a study funded in part by NIMH. Yet low birth weight didn’t appear to be just one more risk factor for depression. Rather, it seemed to increase the risk effects of other adversities.
- Largest-Ever Search for Autism Genes Reveals New Clues
- Press Release February 18, 2007
The largest search for autism genes to date, funded in part by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has implicated components of the brain’s glutamate chemical messenger system and a previously overlooked site on chromosome 11.
- 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.
- New Tests May Help Researchers Detect Genetic Basis For Autism
- Science Update January 30, 2007
Researchers have developed a set of behavioral tests in mice that mimic the core features of autism and may prove useful in detecting a genetic basis for the deficits in social interactions and rigid thinking seen in the disorder.
- 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.
- History of Childhood Abuse or Neglect Increases Risk of Major Depression
- Science Update January 03, 2007
People who were abused or neglected as children have increased risk of major depression, which often begins in childhood and has lingering effects as they mature, according to a study funded by NIMH.
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