NIMH Pages About Men's Mental Health
Publications About Men's Mental Health
- Fact Sheet on Stress
- This fact sheet provides answers to common questions about stress and explains the different types of stress and how to manage it.
- Men and Depression
- Men and women may experience depression very differently. This brochure describes common signs and symptoms, and treatment options for depression in men. En Español
- Men and Depression
- A detailed booklet that describes what you need to know about depression in men: how it looks, how it feels, getting help, and getting better. En Español
Science News About Men's Mental Health
- One Subtype of HIV Increases Risk of HIV-associated Dementia
In a study of HIV-related cognitive impairment in Uganda, people with HIV subtype D were more likely than those with the other subtypes to have HIV-associated dementia (HAD), according to NIMH-funded researchers. This study, published in the September 1, 2009, issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases, is the first to show that HIV subtype may affect a person’s risk for developing HAD.
- Web-based Programs Encourage Safer Sex Behaviors among Men at Risk for HIV/AIDS
A single-session, online, multimedia intervention effectively reduced risky sexual behaviors among young men who have sex with men, a group at high risk for HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections. Such low-cost programs may help reverse the steady rise in HIV diagnoses among this population.
- Brief, Clinic-Based, Peer-led Intervention Helps Reduce Subsequent STDs in African American Men
A brief, one-time intervention delivered by a trained peer health advisor was an effective and low-cost method for reducing new infections among young, heterosexual, African American men diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease (STD), according to an NIMH-funded study. Such programs may help reduce STD-related health disparities, which currently affect a disproportionate number of African American men in the United States. The study was published in the April 2009 supplemental issue of the American Journal of Public Health.
- Brain Awareness Week Teaches Kids How Their Brains Work
The 10th annual Brain Awareness Week (BAW), a science and health education fair held in various locations across the United States, teaches fifth through eighth grade students about the brain. In Washington, D.C., it will take place March 16-20, 2009, at the National Museum of Health and Medicine at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Several institutes from the National Institutes of Health will provide interactive exhibits and lectures focusing on brain health and neuroscience on March 18th and 19th.
- Gene Associated with Social Behavior in Animals Has Similar Effects in Human Males
A gene variant related to the hormone vasopressin appears to be associated with how human males bond with their partners or wives, according to an NIMH-funded study.
Meeting Summaries About Men's Mental Health
- Sex Differences in Brain, Behavior, Mental Health and Mental Disorders
February 28, 2011 – March 01, 2011
From February 28, 2011 through March 1, 2011, NIMH convened a workshop to discuss recent findings and gaps within the study of sex differences in the brain.
- Advancing Novel HIV Prevention Intervention Research with MSM
August 22, 2009 – August 23, 2009
Advancing Novel HIV Prevention Intervention Research with MSM Meeting Summary