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Common Gene Variants Account for Most Genetic Risk for Autism

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Buxbaum Autism Architecture Chart

Most of the genetic risk for autism comes from versions of genes that are common in the population rather than from rare variants or spontaneous glitches.

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Genes Impact Suspect Cortex Areas More as Youth Mature

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Cortex heritability and variability

Later evolving and maturing brain areas, which also are those most implicated in mental illness, showed gradually increasing heritability, peaking by late adolescence – the age-of-onset for most mental disorders. New findings hold promise for understanding how age plays an important role in gene-environment interactions that underlie the disorders.

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Genes Impact Suspect Cortex Areas More as Youth Mature

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NIMH Twitter Chat on Postpartum Depression

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NIMH Twitter Chat

NIMH Twitter Chat on Postpartum Depression

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Channel Makover Switches Off Neurons in a Flash

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Channel Makover Switches Off Neurons in a Flash

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NIMH Twitter Chat on Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnosis

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NIMH Twitter Chat

NIMH Twitter Chat on Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnosis

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NIMH Outreach Partnership Program

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NIMH Outreach Partnership Program

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Patches of Disorganization in the Neocortex of Children with Autism

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Patches of Disorganization in the Neocortex of Children with Autism

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Middle Schoolers’ Field Day with the Brain

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Middle Schoolers’ Field Day with the Brain

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Suicide in the Military: Army-NIH Funded Study Points to Risk and Protective Factors

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Army Study to Assess Risk and Resilience in Servicemembers (Army STARRS)

Although the suicide attempt and death rates in the U.S. Army have been historically below the civilian rate, these rates began climbing in the early 2000s, and by 2008, exceeded those of civilians. A joint study between the Army and NIMH, called Army STARRS, recently released findings that shed light on the problem.

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