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Postpartum Depression Facts
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A brochure on postpartum depression that explains its causes, symptoms, treatments, and how to get help.

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About NIMH
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This fact sheet describes the mission of NIMH and provides an overview of its work to reduce the burden of mental illness through research training, and information dissemination. Highlights major research areas and gives examples of clinical trials funded through NIMH

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The Teen Brain: Still Under Construction
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Learn about changes in the brain that occur during the teen years, and the significance of this stage of development.

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NIMH Strategic Plan (Flyer)
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A summary of the National Institute of Mental Health Strategic Plan objectives.

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Science News About NIMH

The 22nd NIMH Conference on Mental Health Services Research

Science Update

22nd NIMH Conference on Mental Health Services Research

The 22nd National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Conference on Mental Health Services Research (MHSR): Research in Pursuit of a Learning Mental Health Care System, will be convened on April 23–25, 2014, at the Natcher Conference Center on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Campus, Bethesda, MD.

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NIH-funded Brain Atlas Offers Clues to Psychiatric Disorders

Press Release

BrainSpan Atlas of the Developing Human Brain

A brain blueprint maps where genes are tuned on and off during mid-pregnancy—when most brain disorders such as autism and schizophrenia occur.

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NIMH Scientists Help Students Learn About the Brain at NMHM

Science Update

Middle schoolers’ field day with the brain

NIMH scientists presented hands-on demonstrations of neural electrical activity at the National Museum of Health and Medicine Brain Awareness Week program, March 12, 2014.

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Announcing New U.S. Disability Statistics on the NIMH Website

Science Update

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NIMH announces updated World Health Organization estimates of the burden of disease in the United States.

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Students Unlock the Mysteries of the Brain with NIH Scientists

Press Release

student enjoy activities at Brain Awareness Week 2014

As part of Brain Awareness Week 2014, scientists from seven NIH institutes will sponsor hands-on activities—aimed at helping students learn about the brain—at the National Museum of Health and Medicine in Silver Spring, MD

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Posts About NIMH

BITs and BYTEs

By Thomas Insel on February 19, 2014

Dr. Insel talks about the numerous ways in which devices like computers and smartphones could be used to diagnose and treat mental disorders.

A New Research Agenda for Suicide Prevention

By Thomas Insel on February 05, 2014

Dr. Insel discusses the impetus behind a newly released prioritized agenda for research on suicide prevention, and what the task force that developed the agenda hopes to achieve in terms of reducing suicide rates.

BRAINS—A New Research Generation

By Thomas Insel on January 23, 2014

Dr. Insel talks about the latest group of young investigators to receive funding through NIMH’s BRAINS program, an effort to support young scientists undertaking innovative, exploratory research.

Thinking about 2014

By Thomas Insel on January 07, 2014

Dr. Insel looks forward to what’s ahead in 2014 for neuroscience and mental health: both challenges and promise.

Ten Best of 2013

By Thomas Insel on December 13, 2013

Dr. Insel reviews his “top ten” selections for 2013, including research advances and historic policy changes affecting mental health care.

Meeting Summaries About NIMH

Using Stem Cells for Biological and Therapeutics Discovery in Mental Illness

Bethesda, Maryland

On April 24-25, 2012, scientists from academia, government and the private sector met to discuss advances and challenges in using patient-derived reprogrammed cells, such as induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and induced neuronal cells (iNCs), to identify molecular, cellular, and developmental alterations relevant to mental illnesses and possible utility in diagnostics and drug development.

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Cognitive Training in Mental Disorders: Advancing the Science

Bethesda, Maryland

On April 9-10, 2012, NIMH convened a group of experts in cognitive training (CT) (also often referred to as cognitive remediation, CR), to review the current state of evidence for efficacy of CT approaches, discuss interventions currently in development, identify challenges to this line of research and research gaps, and learn of efforts to adopt CT interventions in clinical practice.

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Grand Challenges in Global Mental Health: Integration and Implementation in Research, Policy, and Practice

Bethesda, Maryland

Summary of Grand Challenges in Global Mental Health: Integration and Implementation in Research, Policy, and Practice meeting.

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Navigating Your Way through a Successful Research Career: An NIMH Workshop for Early Stage Investigators

Rockville, Maryland

On July 5-6, 2011, the Office for Research on Disparities and Global Mental Health (ORDGMH), in the Office of the Director of NIMH, sponsored a workshop for early stage investigators currently supported by Diversity and Re-entry Supplements, to provide the investigators with the tools necessary to continue along the path of competitive research support and the transition to independence. The workshop aimed to instill the importance of producing innovative research within the overall mission of the NIMH in these promising early career researchers. Content of the workshop emphasized issues relating to grantsmanship and strategies for successfully navigating obstacles and developing potential solutions on the journey to a successful research career.

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Professional Coalition for Research Progress: 2011 Meeting

Washington, D.C.

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) convened the seventh annual Professional Coalition for Research Progress Meeting (Coalition) on Wednesday, April 13, 2011 in Washington, D.C. The meeting served as an opportunity for representatives from professional organizations with an interest in NIMH research to hear about advances in mental health research and current and new research directions and strategies for NIMH; to network with colleagues; and, to interact with and express their views directly to the NIMH Director, Thomas Insel, M.D. and senior-level staff.

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Director’s Updates About NIMH

Mental Disorders as Brain Disorders: Thomas Insel at TEDxCaltech

NIMH Director Thomas Insel discusses recent advances in neuroscience in a TED Talk presentation delivered at Caltech in January 2013.

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NIMH on the National Dialogue on Mental Health

NIMH on the National Dialogue on Mental Health

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NIMH Clinical Director Receives Prestigious Leadership Award

NIMH clinical director Dr. Maryland Pao has been named the 2012 recipient of the Simon Wile Leadership in Consultation Award by the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP).

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NIMH Employees Honored with 2012 NIH Director’s Awards

NIMH employees were recently recognized by the NIH Director, for going above and beyond their duties.

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Sue Murrin Named NIMH Executive Officer

In February, Sue Murrin joined NIMH as Executive Officer in the Office of Resource Management.

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