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Research Areas Overview

NIMH researchers conduct research ranging from studies into mechanisms of normal brain function, conducted at the behavioral, systems, cellular, and molecular levels, to clinical investigations into the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental illness. Major disease entities studied throughout the lifespan include:

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Depression
  • Epidemiology
  • Experimental Therapeutics
  • Functional Imaging
  • Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience
  • Molecular Imaging
  • Neural Development and Plasticity
  • Neuroendocrinology
  • Neurogenetics
  • Neuroimmunology and Virology (HIV)
  • Schizophrenia