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Rapid Agent Restores Pleasure-seeking Ahead of Other Antidepressant Action

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A drug being studied as a fast-acting mood-lifter restored pleasure-seeking behavior independent of – and ahead of – its other antidepressant effects.

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Groundbreaking Suicide Study

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A groundbreaking study will help researchers learn more about treating people with suicidal thoughts. Nearly 20,000 patients will be able to enroll in the trial. One of the treatments being tested was developed with the help of other patients

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Increased Health Risks Linked to First-episode Psychosis

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Recovery After an Initial Schizophrenia Episode

Many patients with psychosis develop health risks associated with premature death early in the course of their mental illness, researchers have found.

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New Report Provides National Clinical Data on the Prevalence of Many Specific Mental Disorders

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CBHSQ Data Review: Past Year Mental Disorders among Adults in the United States

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration released the findings of a new clinical study providing national data on the past-year prevalence of specific mental disorders in adults.

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NIH Announces First Wave of Funding for BRAIN Initiative Research

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BRAIN Initiative

Calling it “the beginning of an ambitious journey”, the National Institutes of Health announced its first wave of grants in support of the BRAIN Initiative.

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Personalized Screen to ID Suicidal Teens in 14 ERs

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A new study will develop and test a personalized, computer-based suicide risk screening tool to help ERs identify troubled teenagers.

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New grants fund cross-lifespan services research for autism spectrum disorder

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National Institute of Mental Health

NIH-funded projects aim at improving access, timeliness of interventions.

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Magnetic Stimulation Boosts Human Memory, Network Connectivity

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Scientists have improved memory for associations between faces and words by electromagnetically stimulating neural connections in a brain network.

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Suspect Gene Corrupts Neural Connections

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Researchers have shown in patients’ cells how a rare mutation in a suspect gene disrupts the expression of dozens of other genes underlying neural connections.

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Follow that Cell

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The National Institutes of Health is challenging science innovators to compete for prizes totaling up to $500,000, by developing new ways to track the health status of a single cell in complex tissue over time.

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