- Youth Suicide Rates Increased During the COVID-19 Pandemic
In one of the first studies to examine national youth suicide rates during the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers showed that the pandemic increased youth suicide rates and the impact varied by sex, age, and race and ethnicity.
- NIMH’s Dr. Susan Daniels Designated National Autism Coordinator
Susan A. Daniels, Ph.D. has been appointed as the HHS National Autism Coordinator and Director of the Office of National Autism Coordination (ONAC).
- Population Study Finds Depression Is Different Before, During, and After Pregnancy
New NIMH-funded research tracked population-level rates of postpartum depression among new mothers before, during, and after pregnancy.
- Infants’ Health Record Data May Improve Early Autism Screening
Research supported by NIMH suggests that children’s health records may yield some promising insights that could improve the accuracy of early autism screening.
- Chatbot Encourages People With Eating Disorders to Seek Care
In a new NIMH-funded study, Ellen Fitzsimmons-Craft, Ph.D., an associate professor of psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine, and colleagues developed a chatbot to encourage people with eating disorders to connect with care.
- Researchers Unlock Genetic Mutations Contributing to Disorders in the Brain
Researchers identified novel genes with mosaic mutations contributing to treatment-resistant pediatric epilepsy and pointing to specific disrupted pathways in cortical development.
- HIV Can Persist for Years in Myeloid Cells of People on Antiretroviral Therapy
A subset of white blood cells, known as myeloid cells, can harbor HIV in people who have been virally suppressed for years on antiretroviral therapy, according to findings from a small study supported by the National Institutes of Health.
- Medicaid Data Show Wide Differences in Mental Health Care in the United States
A new NIMH-supported study revealed differences in rates of mental health care among Medicaid enrollees based on where they live in the United States.
- New NIH Study Reveals Shared Genetic Markers Underlying Substance Use Disorders
Analyzing genomic data from more than 1 million people, researchers have identified genes that are commonly inherited across substance use disorders, regardless of the substance being used.
- Breaking Down Barriers to HIV Medication Access
Researchers investigated whether home delivery of ART for a modest fee could help improve ART access and use, finding it resulted in increased viral suppression in participants compared with clinic-based medication distribution.