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NIH Awards $100 Million for Autism Centers of Excellence Program

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NIMH, along with NICHD, NINDS, NIDCD, and NIEHS, have awarded nine new grants aimed at advancing research on the causes of autism spectrum disorder and finding new treatments.

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Daily or Severe Tantrums May Point to Mental Health Issues

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Most young children lose their temper sometimes, but daily tantrums or tantrums with severe behaviors, such as aggressive or destructive tantrums, are unusual and could signal a larger problem, according to an NIMH-funded study.

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Pattern Recognition Technology May Help Predict Future Mental Illness in Teens

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Computer programs that automatically spot patterns in data may help predict a person’s risk for future mental disorders.

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