Director’s Updates From 2005
- NIMH Staff Provide Mental Health Care to the Gulf Coast Region
December 15, 2005
In the last months of summer, two devastating hurricanes destroyed the lives, homes, and livelihoods of millions of Americans in the southern Gulf Coast region.
- Nakamura to receive prestigious IBNS Behavioral Neuroscience Award
November 21, 2005
NIMH Deputy Director Richard K. Nakamura, Ph.D., was the recipient of the International Behavioral Neuroscience Society's (IBNS) award for "outstanding accomplishments in support of scientific research relevant to behavioral neuroscience."
- Miranda Lim to receive Lindsley Prize for research in behavioral neuroscience
November 14, 2005
The prestigious Donald B. Lindsley Prize in Behavioral Neuroscience will be awarded to Miranda M. Lim, Ph.D., at the 2005 meeting of the Society for Neuroscience meeting in Washington, DC. Dr. Lim, whose research is funded by a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), was mentored by Larry Young, Ph.D., of Emory University.
- Coping with Hurricane Katrina
September 07, 2005
The initial response to a disaster like Hurricane Katrina rightly focuses on meeting the immediate material needs of survivors. As the nation addresses those needs, it must also prepare to meet the often acute emotional needs of both survivors and responders.
- Behavioral Research at NIMH: Reorganizing the Portfolio to Advance Public Health
February 28, 2005
Changes at NIMH have raised questions about NIMH funding for basic behavioral science that I would like to address.
- Frequently Asked Questions about Funding Basic Research at the NIMH
February 28, 2005
The NIMH remains committed to a comprehensive approach to research. This means funding basic, translational, and services research.
- Antidepressant Medications for Children and Adolescents: Information for Parents and Caregivers
February 02, 2005
Depression is a serious disorder that can cause significant problems in mood, thinking, and behavior at home, in school, and with peers. It is estimated that major depressive disorder (MDD) affects about 5 percent of adolescents.