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About the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

A factsheet that describes the mission of NIMH and provides an overview of its work to reduce the burden of mental illness through research, training, and information dissemination.

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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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Autism Spectrum Disorder

Informs parents and adults on the range of symptoms of autism spectrum disorders (ASD), including social impairment, communications issues, and repetitive behaviors. Discusses diagnosis and treatment of ASD, as well as possible related co-occurring mental disorders.

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Bipolar Disorder

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

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Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens

A brochure on bipolar disorder in children and teens that explains what it is, when it starts, and how to get help.

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Chronic Illness & Mental Health

This brochure discusses chronic illnesses and depression, including symptoms, health effects, treatment, and recovery.

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Clinical Research Trials and You: Questions and Answers

Brochure discusses what a clinical trial is, who participates in clinical trials including patient and healthy volunteers, why people participate in clinical trials, and guidelines.

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Coordinated Specialty Care Fact Sheet and Checklist

This fact sheet, developed by the NIMH RAISE team, includes an overview of coordinated specialty care (CSC) treatment for first episode psychosis. It also has a checklist of the key components of a CSC treatment program.

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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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Depression

A brochure on depression that explains what it is and how to get help.

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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.

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Depression and College Students

Many people experience the first symptoms of depression during their college years. This booklet describes what depression is, how it affects college students, and treatment options.

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Depression in Women: 5 Things You Should Know

This brochure discusses five things about depression in women, the types of depression unique to women and how to find help.

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Eating Disorders: About More Than Food

Has your urge to eat less or more food spiraled out of control? Are you overly concerned about your outward appearance? If so, you may have an eating disorder.

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Fact Sheet: Early Warning Signs of Psychosis

Learn the early warning signs of psychosis in this fact sheet from the NIMH RAISE team.

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Fact Sheet: First Episode Psychosis

Learn about psychosis and treatment options in this fact sheet from the NIMH RAISE team.

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Fact Sheet on Stress

This fact sheet provides answers to common questions about stress and explains the different types of stress and how to manage it.

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Generalized Anxiety Disorder: When Worry Gets Out of Control

This brochure discusses signs and symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options for generalized anxiety disorder (GAD).

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Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters: What Community Members Can Do

A booklet that describes what community members can do to help children and adolescents cope with violence and disasters.

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Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters: What Parents Can Do

Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters: What Parents Can Do

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Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters: What Rescue Workers Can Do

A booklet that describes what rescue workers can do to help children and adolescents cope with violence and disasters.

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Men and Depression

Men and women may experience depression very differently. This brochure describes common signs and symptoms, and treatment options for depression in men.

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Neuroimaging and Mental Illness: A Window Into the Brain

Researchers use brain scans to study brain development in healthy people and people with illnesses. This publication answers frequently asked questions about what brain scans can and cannot do related to diagnosing mental illnesses.

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NIMH Answers Questions About Suicide

Brochure focuses on suicide and suicidal thoughts/behaviors in young people including risk factors, warning signs, resources, social media, reporting on suicide, and prevention.

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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: When Unwanted Thoughts Take Over

A brochure on obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) that explains the signs, symptoms, and treatments.

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Older Adults and Depression

Depression is not a normal part of aging. This brochure describes the signs, symptoms, and treatment options for depression in older adults.

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Panic Disorder: When Fear Overwhelms

This brochure discusses symptoms, causes, and treatments for panic disorder, a type of anxiety disorder associated with sudden and repeated attacks of fear.

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Postpartum Depression Facts

A brochure on postpartum depression that explains its causes, symptoms, treatments, and how to get help.

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Basics

An easy-to-read booklet on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) that explains what it is, when it starts, how long it lasts, and how to get help.

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Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a serious mental disorder that affects how a person thinks, feels, and behaves. This detailed booklet describes schizophrenia, its causes, signs and symptoms, and treatment options. It also addresses co-existing conditions.

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Schizophrenia Basics

Schizophrenia is a serious mental disorder that affects how a person thinks, feels, and behaves. This brochure offers an overview about schizophrenia, including signs and symptoms, risk factors, and treatment options.

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Social Phobia (Social Anxiety Disorder): Always Embarrassed

A brochure on social phobia that explains the signs, symptoms, and treatments.

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Suicide in America: Frequently Asked Questions (2015)

Suicide is a major public health concern. Over 41,000 people die by suicide each year in the United States. Knowing the risk factors for suicide and who is at risk can help reduce the suicide rate.

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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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The Teen Brain: 6 Things to Know (Fact Sheet)

A fact sheet outlining how a teenager’s brain grows, matures, and adapts to the world. This fact sheet also briefly covers the teen brain’s resiliency, onset of some mental illnesses, and sleep patterns in teens.

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The Teen Brain: Still Under Construction

Learn about changes in the brain that occur during the teen years, and the significance of this stage of development.

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Towards New and Better Treatment

This poster aims to raise public awareness of clinical trials, which play an important role in tomorrow’s medical breakthroughs.

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Treatment of Children with Mental Illness

Answers to frequently asked questions about the treatment of mental disorders in children.

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