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Child and Adolescent Mental Health


What Goes on in the Adolescent Brain?

In recognition of National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day on May 8, 2014, parents gathered at Suburban Hospital’s auditorium in Bethesda, MD, to hear the National Institute of Mental Health’s (NIMH) Jay N. Giedd, M.D., chief of the Unit on Brain Imaging in the Child Psychiatry Branch, talk about the developing adolescent brain. The discussion was hosted and moderated by FasterCures.


The Developing Brain: What it Means for Treating Adolescents

On May 10, 2012, NIMH sponsored a videocast panel of children's mental health researchers.

Our expert panel featured:

Jay Giedd, M.D., Chief, Unit on Brain Imaging in the Child Psychiatry Branch, Division of Intramural Research Programs, NIMH.

Anne Marie Albano, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry at Columbia University and Director of the Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders.

Jason D. Mathison, MA, CAGS, NCSP, ABSNP Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) for Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) in Prince George’s County, Maryland.

The panel was moderated by Christopher Sarampote, Ph.D. Discussion was led by Joel Sherrill, Ph.D.

View Videocast 

Twitter Chat on the Teen Brain

NIMH on Twitter

On March 14, 2013, NIMH had a Twitter chat on the teen brain with Dr. Jay Giedd in honor of Brain Awareness Week. Read the transcript. 

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