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Connectome Map More Than Doubles Human Cortex’s Known Regions

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Researchers have mapped 180 distinct areas on our brain’s cortex — more than twice the number previously known.

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Electroconvulsive Therapy Lifts Depression, Sustains Remission in Older Adults

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An individualized program of follow-up treatment with electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) combined with an antidepressant was effective in preventing relapse in patients 60 years and older who had had a successful initial course of treatment for severe depression.

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Webinar: Analyzing and Using RDoC Data in Your Research

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The NIMH Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) Unit hosts a webinar featuring a conversation with three NIMH-funded researchers who have approached the issue of how to analyze and integrate data that illustrate RDoC principles.

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Game Corrects Children’s Misreading of Emotional Faces to Tame Irritability

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A computer game that changes a tendency to misread ambiguous faces as angry is showing promise as a potential treatment for irritability in children

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Webinar Series 2016 – Office for Research on Disparities and Global Mental Health

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ORDGMH conducts two series of webinars with NIMH grantees, focusing on mental health disparities and research.

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Human Connectome Project Marks its First Phase

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Studies based on a database made available by the Human Connectome Project’s first phase reveal that an individual’s brain connectivity can predict his or her behavior.

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World Leaders and Advocates Unite in Washington, D.C. for One Mission: Make Mental Health a Global Priority

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World leaders and advocates gathered in Washington, D.C. on April 13-15, 2015 to discuss making mental health a global priority.

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NIMH Grantees Named Recipients of Prestigious Presidential Award

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NIMH congratulates four NIMH grantees who received the 2016 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).

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Ketamine Lifts Depression via a Byproduct of its Metabolism

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A chemical byproduct, or metabolite, created as the body breaks down likely holds the secret to its rapid antidepressant action .

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Secrets to Our Smarts Hidden in the Folds of Our Cortex

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The more folding in the thinking parts of our brain, the smarter we are – to a degree.

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