Publications » Booklets
- About the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
This fact sheet describes the mission of NIMH, the type of research the Institute supports, and the functions of each NIMH office and division.
- 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.
- Borderline Personality Disorder
Learn about borderline personality disorder, an illness marked by an ongoing pattern of varying moods, self-image, and behavior.
- 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.
- 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.
- Depression: What You Need To Know
This booklet contains information on depression (depressive disorder or clinical depression), including signs and symptoms, treatment and support options, and a listing of additional resources.
- 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.
A brochure on schizophrenia that explains what it is, when it starts and how to get help.
- 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.
- 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.