Research Highlights about Mental Health Services Research
- Rare Genetic Variation in 10 Genes Substantially Raise the Risk for Schizophrenia
In one of the largest genetic studies of its kind researchers funded by the National Institute of Mental Health identified variations in 10 genes that significantly raise the risk for schizophrenia—information that could help identify new treatment targets.
- NIMH Turns Challenges into Opportunities
The recent NIMH Mental Health Services Research conference covered a range of topics, including mental health equity, policy, and funding.
- Identifying Practices for Reducing Incarceration of Those with Mental Illnesses—A Study of “Stepping Up”
According to a 2017 report by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, approximately two-thirds of female inmates in prisons and jails and around a third of men in prisons and jails report having been diagnosed as having mental health disorder by a mental health professional.
- Transforming Mental Health Care Through ALACRITY
In 2018, 11.4 million adults in the United States experienced a serious mental illness, such as schizophrenia-spectrum disorders, severe bipolar disorder, and severe depression.