News and Multimedia from 2008 Featuring DDTR
- NIMH Grants Focus on Innovative Autism Research
- Science Update December 30, 2008
Autism is a complex brain disorder involving communication and social difficulties as well as repetitive behavior or limited interests.
- Anxious and Healthy Adolescents Respond Differently to an Anxiety-provoking Situation
- Science Update November 05, 2008
Brain scans show heightened activity among anxious adolescents exposed to an anxiety-provoking situation when compared with normal controls, according to an NIMH study published in the November 2008 issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry.
- Symptoms Persist as Bipolar Children Grow Up
- Science Update October 27, 2008
Bipolar disorder (BD) identified in childhood often persisted into adulthood in the first large follow-up study of its kind.
- Lack of Eye Contact May Predict Level of Social Disability in Two-Year Olds with Autism
- Science Update October 23, 2008
By age 2, children with autism show unusual patterns of eye contact compared with typically developing children.
- Gene Associated with Social Behavior in Animals Has Similar Effects in Human Males
- Science Update September 02, 2008
A gene variant related to the hormone vasopressin appears to be associated with how human males bond with their partners or wives, according to an NIMH-funded study.
- NIMH Schizophrenia Initiative Featured in Biological Psychiatry
- Science Update July 03, 2008
An NIMH initiative to fill the gap between advances in basic cognitive neuroscience and practical clinical applications for patients with schizophrenia is the topic of the July 1, 2008 issue of Biological Psychiatry.
- Anxious Youth Have Disturbed Brain Responses When Looking at Angry Faces
- Science Update June 20, 2008
When looking at angry faces so quickly that they are hardly aware of seeing them, youth with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) have unchecked activity in the brain’s fear center, say NIMH researchers.
- New NIMH Research to Test Innovative Treatments for Children with ADHD
- Science Update June 05, 2008
Two new grants funded by NIMH will focus on novel and innovative approaches to treating children who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
- NIMH Funds Research to Find Best Treatments for Children with Autism and ADHD Symptoms
- Science Update June 02, 2008
A new NIMH-funded study will help guide the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).
- Study launched to test possible preventive treatment for schizophrenia in high risk youth
- Science Update May 01, 2008
NIMH has recently awarded a grant to study whether an intensive computerized training program can help prevent those at high risk of developing schizophrenia from having a first psychotic episode and improve adaptive functioning. The program is based on principles of brain development and resilience and an understanding of the processes that go awry in schizophrenia.
- Journal Highlights Effectiveness of Research Based Psychotherapies for Youth
- Science Update April 15, 2008
Reviews of the current research on psychosocial and behavioral therapies, or psychotherapies, for children and adolescents found a number of "well established" and "probably efficacious" treatments for many mental disorders. For example, six were "probably efficacious" for anxiety disorders, and two were "well established" for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to scientists funded by NIMH and the National Institute on Drug Abuse, divisions of the National Institutes of Health.
- Newly Awarded Autism Centers of Excellence to Further Autism Research
- Press Release April 01, 2008
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced on April 1, 2008, the latest recipients of the Autism Centers of Excellence (ACE) program.
- Past Child Abuse Plus Variations in Gene Result in Potent PTSD Risk for Adults
- Science Update March 18, 2008
A traumatic event is much more likely to result in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in adults who experienced trauma in childhood – but certain gene variations raise the risk considerably if the childhood trauma involved physical or sexual abuse, scientists have found. The research was conducted with funding from the National Institute of Mental Health, which is part of the National Institutes of Health, and others.
- Gene Variants Protect Against Adult Depression Triggered by Childhood Stress
- Press Release February 04, 2008
Certain variations in a gene that helps regulate response to stress tend to protect adults who were abused in childhood from developing depression, according to new research funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), part of the National Institutes of Health. Adults who had been abused but didn’t have the variations in the gene had twice the symptoms of moderate to severe depression, compared to those with the protective variations.
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