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About NIMH
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This fact sheet describes the mission of NIMH and provides an overview of its work to reduce the burden of mental illness through research training, and information dissemination. Highlights major research areas and gives examples of clinical trials funded through NIMH

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Anxiety Disorders
Anxiety Disorders

A detailed booklet that describes the symptoms, causes, and treatments of the major anxiety disorders, with information on getting help and coping

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Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents (Fact Sheet)
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Learn about how anxiety disorders affect children and adolescents and the direction of future research.

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A Parent’s Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorder
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This guide is intended to help parents understand what autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is, recognize common signs and symptoms, and find the resources they need. It’s important to remember that help is available.

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A Participant's Guide to Mental Health Clinical Research
Participants Guide

This brochure, prepared by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), provides answers to common questions about volunteering for mental health clinical research.

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
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Frequently asked questions about ADHD and teenagers.

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
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A detailed booklet that describes ADHD symptoms, causes, and treatments, with information on getting help and coping.

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Easy-to-Read)
ADHD

An easy-to-read booklet of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children and Adolescents (Fact Sheet)
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A fact sheet that describes the development in our understanding of how ADHD affects children and adolescents and the direction of future research.

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Bipolar Disorder (Easy to Read)
Bipolar Disorder

An easy-to-read booklet on Bipolar Disorder that explains what it is, when it starts and how to get help.

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Bipolar Disorder in Adults
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This booklet discusses bipolar disorder in adults. For information on bipolar disorder in children and adolescents, see the NIMH booklet, Bipolar Disorder in Children and Adolescents.

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Bipolar Disorder in Children and Adolescents
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This booklet is a guide for parents who think their child may have symptoms of bipolar disorder, or parents whose child has been diagnosed.

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Bipolar Disorder in Children and Adolescents (Fact Sheet)
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A fact sheet that describes the development in our understanding of how bipolar disorder affects children and adolescents and the direction of future research.

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Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens (Easy to Read)
Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens

An easy-to-read booklet on Bipolar Disorder in children and teens that explains what it is, when it starts and how to get help.

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Borderline Personality Disorder
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A booklet describing the signs, symptoms, treatment options, and current research on borderline personality disorder.

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Brain Development During Childhood and Adolescence (Fact Sheet)
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A fact sheet that describes the past, present and future of research on brain development.

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Coping with Continued Stress: The Gulf Oil Spill Disaster

A fact sheet describing how to cope with continued uncertainty surrounding the Gulf oil spill.

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Depression
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A detailed booklet that describes Depression symptoms, causes, and treatments, with information on getting help and coping.

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Depression
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A brochure on depression that explains what it is and how to get help.

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Depression and Cancer
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This brochure describes the signs and symptoms of depression and how it is linked to other illnesses, including cancer.

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Depression and Chronic Pain
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This brochure describes the signs and symptoms of depression and how it is linked to other illnesses, including chronic pain.

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Depression and College Students
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Many people experience the first symptoms of depression during their college years. This booklet describes what depression is, how it affects college students, and treatment options.

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Depression and Diabetes
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This brochure describes the signs and symptoms of depression and how it is linked to other illnesses, including diabetes.

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Depression and Heart Disease
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This brochure describes the signs and symptoms of depression and how it is linked to other illnesses, including heart disease.

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Depression and High School Students
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Answers to students’ frequently asked questions about depression.

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Depression and HIV/AIDS
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This brochure describes the signs and symptoms of depression and how it is linked to other illnesses, including HIV/AIDS.

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Depression and Osteoporosis
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This brochure describes the signs and symptoms of depression and how it is linked to other illnesses, including osteoporosis.

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Depression and Parkinson's Disease
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This brochure describes the signs and symptoms of depression and how it is linked to other illnesses, including Parkinson's disease.

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Depression and Stroke
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This brochure describes the signs and symptoms of depression and how it is linked to other illnesses, including stroke.

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Depression in Children and Adolescents (Fact Sheet)
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Learn about how depression affects children and adolescents and the direction of future research.

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Depression in Women
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An easy-to-read booklet on depression in women that explains what it is, when it starts, how long it lasts, and how to get help

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Eating Disorders
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A detailed booklet that describes the symptoms, causes, and treatments of eating disorders.

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Fact Sheet on Stress
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This fact sheet provides answers to common questions about stress and explains the different types of stress and how to manage it.

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Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Generalized Anxiety Disorders

An easy-to-read booklet on generalized anxiety disorder that explains what it is, when it starts, how long it lasts, and how to get help.

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Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD): When Worry Gets Out of Control
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A brochure on generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) that explains the signs, symptoms, and treatment.

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Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters: What Community Members Can Do
Helping Chilren and Adolescents

A brochure that describes what teachers, clergy, and other adults in the community can do to help children and adolescents cope with violence and disasters.

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Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters: What Community Members Can Do
Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters: What Community Members Can Do

A booklet that describes what community members can do to help children and adolescents cope with violence and disasters.

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Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters: What Parents Can Do?
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Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters: What Parents Can Do?

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Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters: What Rescue Workers Can Do
Helping Children and Adolescents

A booklet that describes what rescue workers can do to help children and adolescents cope with violence and disasters.

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Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters: What Rescue Workers Can Do
Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters: What Rescue Workers Can Do

A booklet that describes what rescue workers can do to help children and adolescents cope with violence and disasters.

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Looking at My Genes: What Can They Tell Me?

A fact sheet containing frequently asked questions about genome scans and genetic testing.

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Men and Depression
Men and Depression

A detailed booklet that describes what you need to know about depression in men: how it looks, how it feels, getting help, and getting better.

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Men and Depression
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Men and women may experience depression very differently. This brochure describes common signs and symptoms, and treatment options for depression in men.

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Mental Health Medications
Mental Health Medications

This guide describes the types of medications used to treat mental disorders, side effects of medications, directions for taking medications, and includes any FDA warnings.

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Neuroimaging and Mental Illness: A Window Into the Brain
Neuroimaging FAQ

Researchers use brain scans to study brain development in healthy people and people with illnesses. This publication answers frequently asked questions about what brain scans can and cannot do related to diagnosing mental illnesses.

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NIMH Strategic Plan (Flyer)
NIMH Strategic Plan Flyer

A summary of the National Institute of Mental Health Strategic Plan objectives.

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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: When Unwanted Thoughts Take Over
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A brochure on obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) that explains the signs, symptoms, and treatments.

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Older Adults and Depression
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Depression is not a normal part of aging. This brochure describes the signs, symptoms, and treatment options of depression in older adults.

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PANDAS: Frequently Asked Questions about Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections

Overview and FAQs about this illness.

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Panic Disorder: When Fear Overwhelms
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A brochure on Panic Disorder that explains the signs, symptoms and treatments.

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Postpartum Depression Facts
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A brochure on postpartum depression that explains its causes, symptoms, treatments, and how to get help.

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (Easy-to-Read)
PTSD

An easy-to-read booklet on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) that explains what it is, when it starts, how long it lasts, and how to get help.

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
PTSD

A booklet on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) that explains what it is, treatment options, and how to get help.

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Research Fact Sheet
NMIH Fact sheet

A fact sheet with a brief description of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and its treatment.

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Schizophrenia
Schizophrenia

A detailed booklet that describes symptoms, causes, and treatments, with information on getting help and coping.

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Schizophrenia (Easy-to-Read)
Schizophrenia

An easy-to-read booklet on Schizophrenia that explains what it is, when it starts and how to get help.

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Social Phobia (Social Anxiety Disorder): Always Embarrassed
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A brochure on social phobia that explains the signs, symptoms, and treatments.

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Suicide: A Major, Preventable Mental Health Problem
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Facts about suicide and suicide prevention among teens and young adults.

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Suicide in America: Frequently Asked Questions
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A brief overview of the statistics on depression and suicide with information on depression treatments and suicide prevention

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The Numbers Count: Mental Disorders in America
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Describes statistics about mental disorders.

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The Teen Brain: Still Under Construction
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Learn about changes in the brain that occur during the teen years, and the significance of this stage of development.

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Treatment of Children with Mental Illness
Treatment Children

Answers to frequently asked questions about the treatment of mental disorders in children.

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When Unwanted Thoughts Take Over: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

An easy-to-read booklet on Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) that explains what it is, when it starts, how long it lasts, and how to get help.

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Women and Depression: Discovering Hope
Women and Depression

A booklet that describes the symptoms, treatment and factors contributing to depression that are unique to women.

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