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and treatment of mental illnesses.

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About the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
About the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

This fact sheet outlines NIMH’s mission and research goals. It also provides information about NIMH’s extramural and intramural research programs, areas of research the Institute supports, and the Office of the NIMH Director.

En español

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Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): The Basics

This brochure focuses on basic information about ADHD in both children and adults including what it is, signs and symptoms, causes, treatments, and how to find help.

En español

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Adults: What You Need to Know
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Adults: What You Need to Know

This brochure provides information about attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults including symptoms, how ADHD is diagnosed, causes, treatment options, and resources to find help for yourself or someone else.

En español

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Borderline Personality Disorder

Learn about borderline personality disorder, an illness marked by an ongoing pattern of varying moods, self-image, and behavior.

En español

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Children and Mental Health: Is This Just a Stage?

This fact sheet presents information on children’s mental health including assessing your child’s behavior, when to seek help, first steps for parents, treatment options, and factors to consider when choosing a mental health professional. It also provides guidance on how to work with your child’s school, a list of resources, and information about clinical trials.

En español

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Eating Disorders: About More Than Food

This brochure provides information about eating disorders including who is at risk, common types of eating disorders and the symptoms of each, treatment options, and resources to find help for yourself or someone else.

En español

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Frequently Asked Questions About Suicide

This brochure provides information about suicide including risk factors, symptoms and warning signs, treatment options and therapies, how to find help for yourself or others, and research about suicide and suicide prevention.

En español

Get Excited About The Brain! A Coloring and Activity Book for Kids Ages 8-12
Get Excited about the Brain!

This science education activity book intended for children ages 8-12 years old helps kids learn facts about the brain through games and puzzles about brain science and research. This activity book can be downloaded and printed.

En español

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Perinatal Depression

This brochure provides information about perinatal depression including how it differs from the “baby blues”, causes, signs and symptoms, treatment options, and how you or a loved one can get help.

En español

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Schizophrenia

This brochure provides information about schizophrenia including symptoms, causes, treatment options, and how to find help for yourself or a loved one.

En español

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Stand Up to Stress!

This free, printable coloring and activity book for children ages 8-12 teaches kids about stress and anxiety and offers tips for coping in a healthy way.

En español

cover of NIMH publication Taking Control of Your Mental Health: Tips for Talking With Your Health Care Provider
Taking Control of Your Mental Health: Tips for Talking With Your Health Care Provider

This fact sheet provides five tips to help prepare and guide you on how to talk to your health care provider about your mental health and get the most out of your visit.

En español

Teen Depression
Teen Depression: More Than Just Moodiness

This fact sheet is intended for teens and young adults and presents information about how to recognize the symptoms of depression and how to get help.

En español