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Director’s Updates From 2005


NIMH Staff Provide Mental Health Care to the Gulf Coast Region

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.

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Nakamura to receive prestigious IBNS Behavioral Neuroscience Award

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."

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Miranda Lim to receive Lindsley Prize for research in behavioral neuroscience

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.

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Coping with Hurricane Katrina

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.

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Behavioral Research at NIMH: Reorganizing the Portfolio to Advance Public Health

Changes at NIMH have raised questions about NIMH funding for basic behavioral science that I would like to address.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Funding Basic Research at the NIMH

The NIMH remains committed to a comprehensive approach to research. This means funding basic, translational, and services research.

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Antidepressant Medications for Children and Adolescents: Information for Parents and Caregivers

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.

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