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Science News About NIMH's 75th Anniversary

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Revolutionizing the Study of Mental Disorders

75th Anniversary

The Research Domain Criteria Initiative (RDoC) represented a new way to conceptualize the study of mental illnesses. In celebration of NIMH's 75th Anniversary, we reflect on the beginning and progress of this initiative.

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Life with Schizoaffective Disorder

75th Anniversary

In this lived experience feature story, Ray Lay describes the challenges of living with schizoaffective disorder and his later success in life.

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Decades of Dedication and Collaboration: Unraveling the HIV Mystery

75th Anniversary

In celebration of NIMHs 75th anniversary, we reflect on decades of work by the institute to understand and eradicate HIV.

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NIMH Hosts 75th Anniversary Symposium

75th Anniversary

The National Institute of Mental Health recently hosted a symposium to kick off its 75th Anniversary celebrations.

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The Ups and Downs of Bipolar Disorder

75th Anniversary

Josh Santana shares his story of growing up with ADHD and bipolar disorder.

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Life Beyond Anorexia Nervosa

75th Anniversary

An in-depth look at Kristina Saffran's journey with Anorexia Nervosa.

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Saving Lives Through the Science of Suicide Prevention

75th Anniversary

Evidence-based efforts to improve suicide risk screening, assessment, and intervention are helping to save lives, thanks to research supported by NIMH.

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Cracking the Ketamine Code

75th Anniversary

NIMH supported science and NIMH researchers helped pave the way for the development of ketamine—a groundbreaking treatment that has improved the lives of those who are impacted by treatment-resistant depression.

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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.