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NIMH Multimedia About Children and Adolescents

Bullying Exerts Psychiatric Effects Into Adulthood

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Development of the Young Brain

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For more than twenty years, National Institute of Mental Health neuroscientist Dr. Jay Giedd has studied the development of the adolescent brain. Decades of imaging work have led to remarkable insight and a more than a few surprises.

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Helping Young People with ASD Find Jobs

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NIH Radio: Listen to an interview with Louise Buchholz, the Content Director responsible for JobTIPS web program.

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ADHD: Signs, Symptoms, Research

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NIMH researchers talk about the symptoms of ADHD as well as the latest research.

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Mental Health of US Children

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Best-selling author and journalist Judith Warner met with NIMH Director, Tom Insel . Warner has written extensively about American family culture, raising children in today's society, and now, the challenges faced by families of children diagnosed with mental disorders. Ms. Warner is a former contributing columnist for the New York Times and was a special correspondent for Newsweek in Paris.

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Lisa Gilotty on Autism Spectrum Disorders in Children

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Autism Spectrum Disorder in Children, Dr. Lisa Gilotty with the Research Program on Autism Spectrum Disorders at the National Institute of Mental Health talks about ASD research

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Ben Vitiello on Symptoms of ADHD in Children

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ADHD - Symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children

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Ben Vitiello on Treatment Options for ADHD in Children

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Dr. Ben Vitiello, Child and Adolescent Treatment and Preventive Intervention Research Branch, National Institute of Mental Health, talks about therapy and medication treatment for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children.

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Ben Vitiello on Childhood Depression

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Dr. Ben Vitiello, Child and Adolescent Treatment and Preventive Intervention Research Branch, National Institute of Mental Health, talks about the symptoms of childhood depression and treatment options.

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Joel Sherill on Anxiety Disorders in Children

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Dr. Joel Sherrill, head of the Child and Adolescent Psychosocial Intervention Research Program at the National Institute of Mental Health, talks about the various anxiety disorders that can affect children.

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Jane Pearson on Warning Signs for Childhood Suicide

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It’s a question asked by parents, educators and health professionals. How do we prevent suicide among our children? In this special podcast series devoted to Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day, Dr. Jane Pearson of the National Institute of Mental Health talks about important warning signs that come from children. She also looks at how well-intended reaction to tragedy can have unintended consequences. Dr. Pearson is with the Division of Services and Intervention Research at NIMH and a leading expert on suicide research.

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Jane Pearson on Childhood Suicide and Keeping Kids Safe Online

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The internet and social media are powerful tools that influence virtually everyone. Unfortunately, too many children have made tragic decisions based on what they see on the web. But in this special podcast series devoted to Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day, Dr. Jane Pearson of the National Institute of Mental Health talks about how the internet is increasingly becoming a means of preventing childhood suicide. Dr. Pearson is with the Division of Services and Intervention Research at NIMH and a leading expert on suicide research.

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Childhood Bipolar Disorder

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Bipolar Spectrum Disorder is rare among children. But for parents who may have concerns about their youngster’s behavior, Dr. Ellen Leibenluft talks about possible warning signs. Dr. Leibenluft is Senior Investigator and Chief of the Bipolar Spectrum Disorder Section at the National Institute of Mental Health.

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An Overview of American Children and Mental Health

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It’s been called one of the richest studies of its kind. The National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey looked into the well being of the nation’s children. Dr. Kathleen Merikangas of the National Institute of Mental Health was the lead author of the survey that tracked mental disorders in children and how many of those surveyed received treatment.

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