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Transforming the understanding
and treatment of mental illnesses.

Event Summaries about Treatments

  • February 9–10, 2022
    NIMH hosted a workshop on nonaffective psychosis in midlife and beyond to share the latest findings, challenges, and opportunities for transformative research in mid to late-life populations.
  • January 12–13, 2022
    The NIH Workshop on Psychedelics as Therapeutics was conducted by NIMH, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. The workshop covered the mechanistic understanding of how different psychedelic compounds act and whether perceptual and therapeutic effects might be separated.
  • September 21, 2021
    This webinar provided an overview of an NIMH-sponsored study that adapts an evidence-based mental health intervention for LGBTQ+ youth of color and their families. It also showcased potential mechanisms that can be used to adapt the intervention to address mental health disparities faced by SGM youth of color.
  • August 2, 2021
    NIMH’s Center for Multimodal Neuroimaging conducted a pre-recorded virtual workshop on naturalistic stimuli and individual differences.
  • January 21, 2021
    This workshop provided insights into the potential challenges and opportunities for gene-based therapeutic strategies for individuals with rare genetic neurodevelopmental disorders. It brought together a multi-disciplinary group of experts from academia, government, and industry to provide a review of the current state of science in gene-targeted therapeutics and characteristics of suitable gene/molecular targets and mechanisms amenable to gene-based therapies.
  • April 2, 2020
    On April 2, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) held a virtual workshop on Transforming the Practice of Mental Health Care to bring together a group of visionary thinkers to brainstorm how big data and artificial intelligence can transform care for individuals living with mental illness.
  • February 24–25, 2020
    The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Division of Translational Research convened a workshop to provide a forum for NIMH-funded interdisciplinary research teams to illustrate how collaborations between basic, translational, and clinical researchers have led to the identification of novel targets for psychosocial /behavioral interventions.
  • November 13, 2018
    The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH)’s Intramural Research Program (IRP) teamed up for a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) discussion with Dr. Carlos Zarate Jr. During the Reddit AMA, Dr. Zarate answered questions from the public about current treatments for depression and the latest research efforts to develop cutting-edge therapies for the condition.
  • July 23–24, 2018
    Rockville, MD
    In collaboration with SAMHSA, NIMH sponsored a workshop focused on research priorities for treatment interventions and recovery services for adults with serious mental illness (SMI).
  • May 3, 2018
    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.
  • April 12, 2018
    NIMH IRP scientist Bruce Luber, Ph.D., conducted a webinar on depression and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS).
  • April 3–4, 2018
    Bethesda, MD
    The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) and the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR), in collaboration NIMH and other NIH Institutes and Centers, cosponsored a roundtable discussion about research on emotional well-being.
  • November 12, 2017
    Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.
    On November 12, 2017, NIMH hosted a mini-symposium to introduce new and burgeoning field of computational psychiatry. Computational psychiatry applies cutting-edge quantitative methods and theoretical models to investigate neural or cognitive phenomena relevant to psychiatric diseases. Presentations covered practical examples of theory- and data-driven computational models of cognitive deficits associated with schizophrenia, emotion regulation, anxiety, and drug addiction.
  • November 10, 2017
    Washington Marriott at Metro Center, Washington, D.C.
    On November 10, 2017, NIMH convened a workshop to discuss the development of explainable artificial intelligence (XAI) solutions to guide basic and clinical interventions, and to inform our understanding of complex brain-behavioral data in the context of intelligent neuro-behavioral modulation.
  • September 19, 2017
    Bethesda, MD
    On September 19, 2017, NIMH hosted a workshop on challenges and opportunities for exploring rare genetic syndromes as models to delineate the genetic risk architecture of mental illnesses and to facilitate translation into meaningful prevention and treatments.