- NIH Launches Community-Led Research Program to Advance Health Equity
NIH is funding a first-of-its-kind community-led research program to study ways to address the underlying structural factors within communities that affect health, such as access to safe spaces, healthy food, employment opportunities, transportation, and quality health care.
- Combined, High Maternal Stress and Prenatal COVID-19 Infection May Affect Attention Span in Infants
Prenatal COVID-19 infection increased the risk for impaired attention and delayed socioemotional and cognitive functioning among infants of mothers who experienced high psychosocial stress during their pregnancy.
- RAISE-ing the Standard of Care for Schizophrenia: The Rapid Adoption of Coordinated Specialty Care in the United States
• 75th Anniversary
The Recovery After an Initial Schizophrenia Episode research initiative, launched by NIMH to test the effectiveness of coordinated specialty care to treat first-episode psychosis, has transformed the mental health landscape in the United States and helped thousands of people with schizophrenia achieve better outcomes.
- Dr. Patricia A. Areán Named New Director of NIMH’s Division of Services and Intervention Research
Patricia A. Areán, Ph.D., has been selected as the new director of the National Institute of Mental Health’s (NIMH) Division of Services and Intervention Research (DSIR).
- Dr. Lisa Bowleg Named James S. Jackson Memorial Award Winner
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has named applied Social Psychologist Lisa Bowleg, Ph.D., M.A., the 2023 James S. Jackson Memorial Award winner.
- Blocking HIV Enzyme Reduces Infectivity and Slows Viral Rebound
In this NIMH-funded study, researchers developed a compound that blocked an enzyme critical for forming HIV particles, which stopped the virus from correctly forming and becoming infectious.
- Youth Emergency Department Visits for Mental Health Increased During Pandemic
Hospital visits for urgent mental health care increased among children and teens in the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an NIMH-supported study.
- Researchers Solve the Puzzle of a Brain Receptor’s Activation
Researchers in a NIMH-supported study identified a new receptor for glycine that helps enhance communication between nerve cells in the brain and offers a potential new target for treating mental disorders.
- Mothers' Difficult Childhoods Impact Their Children’s Mental Health
In this NIMH-funded study, researchers examined how trauma gets passed from one generation to the next.
- Newly Discovered Brain Connection Affects Reward Behavior in Mice
NIMH-funded research sheds light on how negative early life experiences may impact how we act in response to rewards, which is often disrupted in people with mental illnesses.