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Psychosis Treatment Program Expands in New York

Science Update

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New York expanded OnTrackNY, a treatment program for youth with psychosis which is an offshoot of one of the two NIMH-funded Recovery After an Initial Schizophrenia Episode (RAISE) studies.

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A New Look at Racial/Ethnic Differences in Mental Health Service Use Among Adults

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Cover of the new report: Racial/Ethnic Differences in Mental Health Service Use Among Adults

New report on mental health service use among racial/ethnic groups

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Medications for Patients with First Episode Psychosis May Not Meet Guidelines

Press Release

Recovery After an Initial Schizophrenia Episode

Many patients with first-episode psychosis receive medications that do not meet guidelines. A study finds that almost 40 % of people with first-episode psychosis in community mental health clinics across the country might benefit from medication treatment changes.

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Soldiers at Increased Suicide Risk after Leaving Hospital

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Army Study to Assess Risk and Resilience in Servicemembers (Army STARRS)

Soldiers hospitalized with a psychiatric disorder have a higher suicide risk in the year following discharge from the hospital.

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Groundbreaking Suicide Study

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A groundbreaking study will help researchers learn more about treating people with suicidal thoughts. Nearly 20,000 patients will be able to enroll in the trial. One of the treatments being tested was developed with the help of other patients

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Increased Health Risks Linked to First-episode Psychosis

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Recovery After an Initial Schizophrenia Episode

Many patients with psychosis develop health risks associated with premature death early in the course of their mental illness, researchers have found.

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Personalized Screen to ID Suicidal Teens in 14 ERs

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A new study will develop and test a personalized, computer-based suicide risk screening tool to help ERs identify troubled teenagers.

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New Grants Fund Cross-lifespan Services Research for Autism Spectrum Disorder

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National Institute of Mental Health

NIH-funded projects aim at improving access, timeliness of interventions.

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Schizophrenia’s Genetic “Skyline” Rising

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Schizophrenia genetics Manhattan plots, 2011, 2014

The largest genomic dragnet of any psychiatric disorder to date has unmasked 108 chromosomal sites harboring inherited variations in the genetic code linked to schizophrenia, 83 of which had not been previously reported.

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How Might New Neurons Buffer Against Stress?

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Over the past decade or so, evidence has emerged suggesting that the birth of new neurons in the adult brain’s memory hub, or hippocampus, may play a key role the action of antidepressants, resilience to stress, the benefits of exercise and enriched environments, and preventing memory loss. But understanding how it might work has remained elusive. NIMH researchers in NIH’s new Porter Neuroscience Research Center are following up leads.

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