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Event Summaries About Children and Adolescents

Twitter Chat on Teen Depression

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Description: On Thursday, May 3, 2018, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) hosted a Twitter chat on teen depression with NIMH experts, Dr. Argyris Stringaris and Dr. Ken Towbin.

Autism Spectrum Disorder Lifespan Research Meeting

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Location: Neuroscience Center, Bethesda, MD

Description: The NIMH Division of Services and Intervention Research convened a meeting of grantees who are conducting research on services for transition-age youth and adults with autism spectrum disorder.

Teen Depression: What Parents Need to Know

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Location: Fishers Lane Conference Center, 5635 Fisher Lane, Rockville, MD 20852

Description: NIMH IRP scientist-clinician Kathryn DeLonga, PsyD conducted a workshop on depression and teenagers.

Adolescent Suicide Prevention: Recognizing Teens at Risk & Responding Effectively

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Location: webcast

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Experts participated in a live videocast about adolescent suicide prevention, which included techniques for early detection and management of young people at risk. Speakers included NIMH grantee David A. Brent, M.D., from the University of Pittsburgh, and NIMH scientists Elizabeth Ballard, Ph.D., Lisa Horowitz, Ph.D., M.P.H., and Argyris Stringaris, M.D., Ph.D., MRCPsych.

Sponsors: NIMH Division of Intramural Research Programs (IRP)

NIMH Alliance for Research Progress Meeting

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Location: Bethesda, MD

Description: National Institute of Mental Health Alliance for Research Progress September 2017 Meeting Summary, Agenda, and Participant List

Mental Health: Youth in Transition

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Location: The Embassy of Canada, 501 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC 20001

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For Mental Health Awareness Week, NIMH partnered with the Embassy of Canada and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to host a panel discussion about mental health challenges faced by youth—including indigenous peoples—during the transition to adulthood.

Sponsors: National Institute of Mental Health

Sleep and Neurodevelopment Workshop: Electrophysiologic Sleep Phenotyping (ESP)

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Location: Bethesda, MD

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The NIMH Division of Intramural Research Programs (IRP) convened a workshop to develop and promote Electrophysiologic Sleep Phenotyping (ESP) as a mainstay of the clinical assessment of children at risk for neurodevelopmental disorders.

Sponsors: NIMH Division of Intramural Research Programs (IRP), National Institute of Mental Health

Autism Spectrum Disorder Pediatric, Early Detection, Engagement and Services (ASD PEDS) Network

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Location: Bethesda, MD

Description: The NIMH Division of Services and Intervention Research convened a meeting with researchers from the initial Services Research for Autism Spectrum Disorder Across the Lifespan (ServASD) funding opportunity announcement.

Celebrating the Legacy of the NIMH Child Psychiatry Branch, Chief, Judith L. Rapoport, M.D.

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Location: Bethesda, MD

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The Division of Intramural Research Programs (IRP) held a symposium to celebrate decades of research conducted by the National Institute of Mental Health Child Psychiatry Branch, led by Judith Rapoport, M.D.

NIMH Alliance for Research Progress Meeting

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Location: Rockville, MD

Description: Featured presentations and discussions focused on the Emergency Department Screening for Teens at Risk for Suicide (ED-STARS), the NIH Precision Medicine Initiative, improving outcomes for youth with bipolar disorder, and suicide prevention after jail detention.

Research on Early Identification and Linkage to Services for ASD: NIMH ASD Pediatric, Early Detection, Engagement and Services Research Network

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Location: Bethesda, MD

Description: The NIMH Services Research and Clinical Epidemiology Branch convened a one-day meeting with researchers from the NIMH Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Pediatric, Early Detection, Engagement and Services (ASD PEDS) Research Network to discuss multiple strategies for universal ASD screening and early referral to services for toddlers ages 0-3.

NIMH Twitter Chat on Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder

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Description: In recognition of National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day, NIMH hosted a Twitter chat on disruptive mood dysregulation disorder and severe irritability with expert Dr. Ellen Leibenluft.

Childhood Chronic Irritability and the Pathophysiology of Mental Illness

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Location: Rockville, MD

Description: On February 27-28, 2014, the Division of Developmental Translational Research, NIMH, convened a multidisciplinary group of researchers—representing expertise in development, genomics, neural circuitry, pathophysiology, behavior, risk, and intervention—to summarize the state of the science and discuss future directions for the study of chronic irritability in youth.