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  • Social Disconnection and Late-Life Suicide: Mechanisms, Treatment Targets, and Interventions - Day Two
    Video

    On September 17 and 18, 2020, the NIMH Division of Translational Research conducted a two-day virtual workshop, “Social Disconnection and Late Life Suicide,” which brought together clinician scientists, behavioral scientists, neuroscientists, geriatric psychiatrists, epidemiologists, and implementation scientists to discuss the current state of the science on social disconnection and suicide.

  • Social Disconnection and Late-Life Suicide: Mechanisms, Treatment Targets, and Interventions - Day One, Part One
    Video

    On September 17 and 18, 2020, the NIMH Division of Translational Research conducted a two-day virtual workshop, “Social Disconnection and Late Life Suicide,” which brought together clinician scientists, behavioral scientists, neuroscientists, geriatric psychiatrists, epidemiologists, and implementation scientists to discuss the current state of the science on social disconnection and suicide.

  • Social Disconnection and Late-Life Suicide: Mechanisms, Treatment Targets, and Interventions - Day One, Part Two
    Video

    On September 17 and 18, 2020, the NIMH Division of Translational Research conducted a two-day virtual workshop, “Social Disconnection and Late Life Suicide,” which brought together clinician scientists, behavioral scientists, neuroscientists, geriatric psychiatrists, epidemiologists, and implementation scientists to discuss the current state of the science on social disconnection and suicide.

  • NIMH Director’s Statement on Racism
    Institute Update

    Right now, people across the country are currently coping with yet another episode of violence perpetrated against a person of color. In this Institute Update, Dr. Gordon addresses recent events.

  • Virtual Workshop: Transforming the Practice of Mental Health Care
    Video

    On April 2, NIMH convened a virtual workshop that brought together mental health leaders and experts from different fields to think through where there may be opportunities to leverage research and existing resources to transform the mental health care landscape.

  • Neural Signature Identifies People Likely to Respond to Antidepressant Medication
    Press Release

    NIH-funded research uses machine learning algorithm to predict individual response to a commonly-prescribed antidepressant.

  • NIH Awards Funding for Early Autism Screening
    Institute Update

    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded more than four million dollars in FY 2019 to support seven research projects aimed at developing and validating screening tools to detect signs of autism spectrum disorder in the first year of life.

  • Brain Biomarkers Could Help Identify Those at Risk of Severe PTSD
    Press Release

    This study has shed light on the neurocomputational contributions to the development of post-traumatic stress disorder in combat veterans, finding distinct patterns for how the brain and body respond to learning danger and safety depending on the severity of PTSD symptoms.

  • Hyperconnectivity in a Brain Circuit May Predict Psychosis
    Science Update

    NIMH-funded scientists have discovered a pattern in the way a brain circuit works that may help predict the onset of psychosis. High levels of chatter, or “hyperconnectivity,” in a circuit involving the cerebellum, thalamus, and cortex emerged as a potential “neural signature” in a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) study.

  • Mood Stabilizing Medications an Effective Option for Older Adults with Bipolar Disorder
    Science Update

    Two standard medications for bipolar disorder were effective in controlling symptoms at doses tailored to older people in a clinical trial of treatment in adults over age 60.

  • Imaging Pinpoints Brain Circuits Changed by PTSD Therapy
    Science Update

    Using brain imaging to track the effects of treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), scientists have identified a brain circuit on which a frequently used and effective psychotherapy (prolonged exposure) acts to quell symptoms. The findings help explain why the neural circuit identified is a promising target for additional treatment development, including brain stimulation therapies.

  • NIMH Grantee Wins One of Science’s Most Coveted Prizes
    Science Update

    NIMH grantee Karl Deisseroth, M.D., Ph.D., of Stanford University, has been awarded one of science’s most generous prizes. A German foundation presented the inventor of technologies that are transforming neuroscience with its 4 million euros Fresenius Prize.

  • Brain “Relay” Also Key to Holding Thoughts in Mind
    Press Release

    Long overlooked as a mere “relay,” an egg-like structure in the middle of the brain also turns out to play a pivotal role in tuning-up thinking circuity. A trio of studies in mice are revealing that the thalamus sustains the ability to distinguish categories and hold thoughts in mind. It might even become a target for interventions for psychiatric disorders marked by working memory problems, such as schizophrenia.