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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.

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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.

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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.

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Children and Mental Health

It can be hard to tell the difference between challenging behaviors and emotions that are consistent with typical child development and those that are cause for concern. Learn about symptoms, treatment options, and resources to help your child.

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Could I Have Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)?

Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) begins in childhood and is considered a developmental disorder, but a person may not receive a diagnosis until adolescence or adulthood. This brochure explains how ADHD affects adults, including signs and symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments options.

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Eating Disorders: About More Than Food

This brochure provides information about different types of eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder. It also addresses how eating disorders are treated and what research is being done to better understand these disorders.

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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.

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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.

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Schizophrenia

A brochure on schizophrenia that explains what it is, when it starts and how to get help.

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Suicide in America: Frequently Asked Questions

This fact sheet can help you, or a friend or family member, learn about the signs and symptoms, risk factors and warning signs, and ongoing research about suicide and suicide prevention.

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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.

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Teen Depression

This brochure helps teens understand depression and how it differs from regular sadness. It describes symptoms, causes, treatments, and how to get help.

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