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Many AI-Guided Psychosis Prediction Tools Not Much Better Than Chance 
Psychiatric News, April 22, 2024

Joshua Gordon, M.D., Ph.D., To Step Down as NIMH Director 
Psychiatric News, April 19, 2024

Is There a Genetic Test to Diagnose Mental Illness? Featuring the Director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Dr. Joshua A. Gordon 
Inside Mental Health Podcast, January 25, 2024

Science Identify Hundreds to Thousands of Brain Cell Types in Comprehensive Brain Cell Atlas 
Neurology Today, November 16, 2023

Science in the Service of Furthering Mental Health - Dr. Joshua Gordon, Director of the National Institute of Mental Health 
Raise the Line, September 21, 2023

Can MDMA Therapy Ease the World’s Traumas? Critics Aren’t Sure. 
Undark, August 23, 2023

Minneapolis Mayor Loosens Enforcement of Psychedelics 
The New York Times, July 21, 2023

Reps. Ocasio-Cortez, Crenshaw Push for Provision to Authorize Psychedelic Research in Defense Bill 
DC News Now, July 14, 2023

What COVID Revealed About American Psychiatry 
The New Yorker, July 13, 2023

National Institute of Mental Health Director on Treating Depression 
CBS News, February 19, 2023

Sen. Fetterman Checks Himself Into Hospital for Clinical Depression 
The Washington Post, February 16, 2023

Brain Scientists Are Tripping Out Over Psychedelics 
NPR, December 21, 2022

Antidepressants Work Better Than Sugar Pills Only 15 Percent of the Time 
Newsweek, September 21, 2022

Joshua Gordon – Neuromodulation From Genes to Cells to Circuits to Behavior 
Stimulating Brains, August 26, 2022

Shades of Gray: Towards a New Way of Categorizing Psychiatric Illness 
Medium, August 2, 2022

Brain Waves: Accelerating Medicines Partnership – Schizophrenia (AMP SCZ) With Dr. Joshua A. Gordon and Carlos Larrauri 
OneMind, May 27, 2022

National Institute of Mental Health Director Dr. Joshua Gordon | Mental Health Summit 
The Hill, May 17, 2022

National Institute of Mental Health: An Update on Promising 
PBS, May 1, 2022

Scientists Pinpoint Genes That Dramatically Increase Risk of Schizophrenia 
Boston Globe, April 6, 2022

Survey: Americans Are Experiencing Stress at Alarming Levels 
Newsy, March 10, 2022

The ‘Nation’s Psychiatrist’ Takes Stock, With Frustration 
New York Times, February 22, 2022

The Mental Health Cost of COVID Fatigue 
Fox New Rundown, December 30, 2021

Life During Medical Wartime: Year 2 of Living With COVID-19 Pandemic Closes as Hope Hovers on Horizon 
Inside Edition Digital, December 27, 2021

Men’s Health Instagram Live 
Men’s Health Magazine, December 20, 2021

KNX Indepth Podcast 
KNX, December 8, 2021

Surgeon General Warns of Youth Mental Health Crisis 
New York Times, December 7, 2021

Depression, anxiety fell as US COVID-19 restrictions ended in 2021: CDC data 
Fox 5, October 8, 2021

How the Pandemic Is Changing Mental Health 
Scientific American, September 14, 2021

Michael Pollan on the Ebbing Drug War and the Fast-Growing Era of Psychedelic Research 
MindSite News, September 29, 2021

How the Tokyo Olympics Changed the Conversation About Athletes' Mental Health 
Time, August 8, 2021

‘Stuck in a cul-de-sac’: Researchers are finally breaking away from the central dogma of depression 
STAT News, August 16, 2021

Mental Distress During COVID 
NHK Global Agenda, July 23, 2021

President’s Speaker Series addresses the impact of COVID-19 on mental health 
The Signal, April 12, 2021

How NIMH is Pioneering the Future of Mental Health 
Government CIO, May 21, 2021

Signs of life amid signs of concern in the second year of the coronavirus pandemic 
The Washington Post, March 25, 2021

Fact check: Breaking down Joe Biden's first month of claims 
CNN, February 23, 2021

Dr. Joshua Gordon on Mental Health and Coronavirus Pandemic 
C-SPAN, January 9, 2021

How to help kids build resilience amid COVID-19 chaos 
PBS NewsHour, December 16, 2020

The Hidden ‘Fourth Wave’ of the Pandemic 
The New York Times, December 9, 2020

Friendsgivings are canceled, exacerbating loneliness among young people who have already had to abstain from social gatherings during the pandemic 
Washington Post, November 25, 2020

As the pandemic changes what the holidays look like, mental health experts share ways to cope 
Washington Post, November 20, 2020

Unlike previous lethal viruses, this one will define a major election 
Washington Post, October 28, 2020

Covid-19 pandemic takes added toll on those with mental illness: 'We're suffering some real stuff' 
CNN, October 10, 2020

Winter Is Coming for Your Socially Distanced Hangs 
VICE, September 3, 2020

If Life Is a Movie, It’s Called ‘Closed Until Further Notice’ 
New York Times, May 19, 2020

Dr. Joshua Gordon on Mental Health and the COVID-19 Pandemic 
C-SPAN, May 13, 2020

Experts worry about effects of COVID on those with mental health issues 
CBS News, May 13, 2020

The Coronavirus Crisis: Act Now To Get Ahead Of A Mental Health Crisis, Specialists Advise U.S. 
National Public Radio, May 13, 2020

We’ve been left to calculate our virus risk on our own. We’re terrible at it. 
The Washington Post, May 7, 2020

The ominous consequences of COVID-19 for American mental health 
PBS News Hour, May 5, 2020

Dr. Joshua Gordon on Randi Zuckerberg Means Business 
Sirius XM/Wharton Business Radio, April 22, 2020

Telehealth surge during pandemic could leave behind poor, rural communities  
Politico Pro, April 16, 2020

High anxiety calls for innovation in digital mental health 
World Economic Forum, April 13, 2020

Coronavirus Special Report: Mental Health in the age of coronavirus April 9, 2020 
Politico, April 9, 2020

WATCH: 5 questions about mental health during the pandemic answered by an expert 
PBS News Hour, April 8, 2020

As coronavirus spreads, mentally ill Americans are left scrambling for options 
Yahoo News, April 7, 2020

Coronavirus: A War on Two Fronts for the U.S. Military 
The Fox News Rundown Podcast, April 3, 2020

Dr. Joshua Gordon shares tips on looking after your mental health under coronavirus quarantine 
Fox News, April 3, 2020

Coronavirus is harming the mental health of tens of millions of people in U.S., new poll finds 
The Washington Post, April 2, 2020

Mental health experts offer counsel on staying calm during coronavirus pandemic  
The Washington Post, March 17, 2020

What can mice teach Allen Institute researchers about treating brain disorders in humans? 
The Seattle Times, August 21, 2019

Brain scans show promise in spotting suicidal thoughts 
CBS This Morning, May 2, 2019

Suicide increase after '13 Reasons Why' demands media follow prevention best practices 
USA Today, April 30, 2019

New Postpartum Depression Drug Could Be Hard To Access For Moms Most In Need 
NPR Shots, March 21, 2019

FDA Approves Drug That Could Help Women With Postpartum Depression 
NPR All Things Considered, March 20, 2019

Meet the Scientists Who are Training AI to Diagnose Mental Illness 
The Verge, January 28, 2019

NIH and NIMH: We're deeply committed to reducing suicide 
USA TODAY, November 28, 2018

Researchers Uncover A Circuit For Sadness In The Human Brain 
NPR Shots, November 8, 2018

14 Things Everyone Should Know About Suicide  
BuzzFeed, September 10, 2018

NIMH Experimental Therapeutics Paradigm Seeks to Revitalize Intervention Research 
Psychiatric News, September 7, 2018

Celebrity Suicides Highlight Troubled Trend in Midlife 
Associated Press, June 8, 2018

Suicide Rates Rise Sharply Across the United States, New Report Shows 
Washington Post, June 7, 2018

Robin William’s Suicide Was Followed By a Sharp Rise in ‘Copycat’ Deaths 
Washington Post, February 7, 2018

Researchers Discover Anxiety Cells in the Brain 
NPR All Things Considered, February 1, 2018

Josh Gordon, New Director of the National Institute of Mental Health, Weighs its Future 
Washington Post, October 18, 2017

Top Mental Health Researcher Suggests Link Between Opioid Overdoses and Suicides 
Huffington Post, October 5, 2017

An Audience With...Joshua Gordon 
Nature Reviews Drug Discovery, July 31, 2017

Joshua Gordon Wants to Remake Mental Health Care, on a Budget 
Undark Magazine, June 16, 2017

Mental Health Pioneers 
National Geographic - EXPLORER, June 5, 2017

As Brains Mature, More Robust Information Networks Boost Self-Control 
NPR All Things Considered, May 26, 2017

BRAIN Initiative Could Help End Mental Illness Stigma 
Clinical Psychiatry News, Jan. 6, 2017

Questions for NIMH Chief Joshua Gordon: Circuit Solutions for Autism 
Spectrum, Dec. 14, 2016

U.S. Mental Health Chief: Psychiatry Must Get Serious about Mathematics 
Nature, Oct. 28, 2016

A Step Forward in Big Science 
U.S. News and World Report, Aug. 10, 2016

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