Skip to content

Science News

Psychosis Treatment Program Expands in New York

Science Update

OnTrackNY logo

New York expanded OnTrackNY, a treatment program for youth with psychosis which is an offshoot of one of the two NIMH-funded Recovery After an Initial Schizophrenia Episode (RAISE) studies.

Continue Reading…

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

Science Update

Webinar World Map Blue

Register for upcoming webinars with NIMH experts and grantees, which focus on training, research, and methodology.

Continue Reading…

Attention-Control Video Game Curbs Combat Vets’ PTSD Symptoms

Science Update

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

A video game that implicitly taught combat vets that threatening stimuli are irrelevant to performing their task reduced their PTSD symptoms.

Continue Reading…

NIH Joins Public-Private Partnership to Fund Research on Autism Biomarkers

Press Release

children holding hands

James McPartland, Ph.D. of Yale University will lead a new four-year $28 million Biomarkers Consortium project that aims to improve clinical evaluation of treatments for social impairment in children with autism.

Continue Reading…

NIH joins with women’s organization to debut postpartum depression video

Science Update

postpartum depression - thumb

A new video about postpartum depression marks the launch of a mental health education collaboration by two NIH Institutes and one of the nation’s largest African-American women’s organizations.

Continue Reading…

Boys More Likely to Have Antipsychotics Prescribed, Regardless of Age

Press Release

young boys reading book

Boys are more likely than girls to receive an antipsychotic prescription regardless of age, according to a new study published in JAMA Psychiatry.

Continue Reading…

Study May Help Department of Veterans Affairs Find Patients with High Risk of Suicide

Press Release

man sitting on a bench

Scientists used health data to identify very small groups of VHA patients with very high, predicted suicide risk. Such methods can help the VHA to target suicide prevention efforts for patients at high risk, and may have more wide-ranging benefits.

Continue Reading…

A Patient’s Budding Cortex -- in a Dish?

Press Release

Neurons and supporting cells in the spheroids form layers and organize themselves according to the architecture of the developing human brain and network with each other.  Source: Sergiu Pasca, M.D., Stanford University

Scientists have perfected mini cultured 3-D structures that grow and function much like the outer mantle – the key working tissue, or cortex – of the brain of the person from whom they were derived.

Continue Reading…

GTEx Findings Reveal New Insights into how DNA Differences Influence Gene Activity, Disease Susceptibility

Press Release

Genotype-Tissue Expression Project chart shows locations for liver, heart and brain tissue within the human body

Data resource begins to reveal how genetic variability influences key tissues in health and disease.

Continue Reading…

The NIMH Research Domain Criteria

Science Update

NIMH Research Domain Criteria

NIMH’s Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) is a groundbreaking initiative designed to help bring precision medicine to mental illnesses.

Continue Reading…