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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 (Easy-to-Read)

An easy-to-read booklet of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

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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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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

An easy-to-read booklet on depression in women that explains what it is, when it starts, how long it lasts, and how to get 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 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 (GAD): When Worry Gets Out of Control

A brochure on generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) that explains the signs, symptoms, and treatment.

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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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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 of depression in older adults.

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PANDAS: Fact Sheet about Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about PANDAS, an abbreviation for Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections.

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Panic Disorder: When Fear Overwhelms

A brochure on Panic Disorder that explains the signs, symptoms and treatments.

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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 (Easy-to-Read)

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

A detailed booklet on schizophrenia that describes symptoms, causes, and treatments, with information on getting help and coping.

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Schizophrenia (Easy-to-Read)

Schizophrenia is a serious mental disorder that affects how a person thinks, feels, and behaves.

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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: A Major, Preventable Mental Health Problem

Facts about suicide and suicide prevention among teens and young adults.

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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: 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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