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Mental Health Information

Mental Health Information

NIMH, a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) , funds and conducts research to help answer important scientific questions about mental illnesses. Through research, NIMH works to determine what is promising, what helps and why, what doesn’t work, and what is safe. NIMH also communicates with scientists, patients, providers, and the general public about the science of mental illnesses based on the latest research.

Mental Disorders and Mental Health Topics

NIMH offers expert-reviewed information on mental disorders, a range of related topics, and the latest mental health research. Use our A to Z list to find basic information on signs and symptoms, risk factors, treatment, and current clinical trials. This information should not be used as a guide for making medication decisions or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medication condition. A health professional should be consulted. Call 911 for medical emergencies.

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NIMH is a research funding agency. We cannot provide medical advice or practitioner referrals. If you need medical advice, or a second opinion, please consult your healthcare provider.

For all mental health-related questions, requests for copies of consumer health publications, and inquiries concerning NIMH research, policies, and priorities, please contact a health information specialist at the NIMH Information Resource Center using the contact information provided below:

Telephone

1-866-615-6464 (toll-free)
1-301-443-8431 (TTY)
1-866-415-8051 (TTY toll-free)

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Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET

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Email Us: nimhinfo@nih.gov

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