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Pioneering NIMH Data Sharing

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National Institute of Mental Health

NIMH’s first major effort to share clinical trial research data—established before many current data registries existed—is still doing a brisk business.

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Disorders Share Risk Gene Pathways for Immune, Epigenetic Regulation

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double helix

Risk genes for different mental disorders work through same pathways

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Webinar Series - Suicide Prevention: An Action Plan to Save Lives

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Webinar Suicide Prevention An Action Plan to Save Lives

Suicide Prevention: An Action Plan to Save Lives

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Brain Recalls Old Memories via New Pathways

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Memory circuit shift

Brain retrieval circuitry shifts as fear memory ages

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Seeking Single Cells’ Secrets

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HIV infecting T-Cell

NIH has awarded grants totaling $7.9 million in 2014 to 25 research teams who are unraveling the workings of single cells.

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Despite Risks, Benzodiazepine Use Highest in Older People

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doctor hand writing prescription

Prescription use of benzodiazepines—a widely used class of sedative and anti-anxiety medications—increases steadily with age, despite the known risks for older people, according to a comprehensive analysis of benzodiazepine prescribing in the United States.

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Medications for Patients with First Episode Psychosis May Not Meet Guidelines

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Recovery After an Initial Schizophrenia Episode

Many patients with first-episode psychosis receive medications that do not meet guidelines. A study finds that almost 40 % of people with first-episode psychosis in community mental health clinics across the country might benefit from medication treatment changes.

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Soldiers at Increased Suicide Risk after Leaving Hospital

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

Soldiers hospitalized with a psychiatric disorder have a higher suicide risk in the year following discharge from the hospital.

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RDoC Webinar Series Kickoff Event with Dr. Bruce Cuthbert

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Research Domain Criteria

Dr. Bruce Cuthbert, director of the RDoC unit, kicks off the new RDoC Webinar Series by discussing the guiding principles of RDoC and answering viewers’ questions during a live Q&A period.

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Largest Autism Gene Dragnet Fingers 33 Prime Suspects

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Joseph Buxbaum, Ph.D.

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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