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- NIH Study Shows People with Serious Mental Illnesses Can Lose Weight
- Press Release March 21, 2013
Losing weight is challenging for everyone. It can be particularly difficult for someone with a serious mental illness. An NIMH-funded clinical study proves that a modified diet and exercise program can work for people with serious mental illnesses. Participants lost 7 pounds more than controls—and continued to lose weight.
- Gene Variants Implicated in Extreme Weight Gain Associated with Antipsychotics
- Science Update October 12, 2012
A small study suggests that people with certain genetic variants may be more susceptible to extreme weight gain if they take certain antipsychotic medications.
- NIH Awards $100 Million for Autism Centers of Excellence Program
- Science Update September 04, 2012
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.
- President Obama Signs Executive Order to Improve Access to Mental Health Services for Veterans, Service Members, and Military FamiliesExternal Link: Please review our disclaimer.
- Science Update August 31, 2012
President Obama signed an Executive Order directing key federal departments to expand suicide prevention strategies and take steps to meet the current and future demand for mental health and substance abuse treatment services for veterans, service members, and their families.
- Couple’s Therapy Appears to Decrease PTSD Symptoms, Improve RelationshipExternal Link: Please review our disclaimer.
- Science Update August 14, 2012
Among couples in which one partner was diagnosed as having posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), participation in disorder-specific couple therapy resulted in decreased PTSD symptom severity and increased patient relationship satisfaction, compared with couples who were placed on a wait list for the therapy, according to a study in the August 15 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on violence and human rights.
- Targeted Behavioral Therapy Can Effectively Control Tics in Adults with Tourette Syndrome
- Science Update August 06, 2012
New research finds that a modified cognitive behavioral therapy can successfully control the tics in adults who have Tourette Syndrome.
- Many Youths with Autism Not Employed or In College 2 Years After High School
- Science Update July 20, 2012
Data from a nationally representative survey show that teens with autism appear to face additional challenges after graduating high school than peers with similar disabilities. NIMH-funded researchers highlight the need to improve transition planning and for further studies on the effectiveness of services for adults with autism.
- Most Children with ASD Diagnosed After Age 5, Use Multiple Services and Medications
- Science Update May 24, 2012
New data detail the experiences of young children with autism spectrum disorder, describing when they are first identified as having ASD, who is making those identifications, and the services and medications the children use to meet their developmental needs.
- Ethnic Disparities Persist in Depression Diagnosis and Treatment Among Older Americans
- Science Update January 26, 2012
Older racial and ethnic minorities living in the community are less likely to be diagnosed with depression than their white counterparts, but are also less likely to get treated, according to a recent NIMH-funded analysis published online ahead of print December 15, 2011, in the American Journal of Public Health.
- Interventions Show Promise in Treating Depression Among Preschoolers
- Science Update November 17, 2011
A new psychosocial approach shows promise in helping preschoolers with symptoms of depression function better and learn to regulate their emotions, according to an NIMH-funded study published online ahead of print October 31, 2011, in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.
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