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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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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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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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Biomarker Tracks Accelerated HIV-Associated Aging

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By measuring a molecular signature of aging, researchers have found that HIV infection accelerates aging, adding an average of five years to someone’s biological age.

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Distractible Mice Offer Clues to Attention Deficit

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A recent NIMH-funded study sheds new light on how the brain’s processing of sensory information, a key impairment in autism and ADHD, can affect higher level cognitive functions, such as attention and decision making.

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Facebook Q&A on Electroconvulsive Therapy

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On March 17, 2016, NIMH hosts a Facebook Q&A on electroconvulsive therapy with expert Dr. Sarah Lisanby.

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Students Explore the Brain with NIH Scientists

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Students explore the brain with NIH scientists in celebration of Brain Awareness Week (March 14-18, 2016).

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Circuit for Experience-Informed Decision-Making ID’d in Rats

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Scientists have discovered secrets of how the brain recalls experiences of being in a particular location in making informed choices.

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RDoC Launches User-Friendly Matrix Format

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The NIMH Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) initiative recently launched a redesigned version of the RDoC Matrix, a tool designed to help researchers implement the principles and logic of RDoC in their studies.

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Symptoms Outdo Diagnoses in Predicting Bipolar Disorder in At-Risk Youth

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Three types of symptoms emerged as powerful predictors of whether a youth with one parent with bipolar disorder will go on to develop the disorder, according to a new NIMH-funded study of 391 at-risk youth.

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