Science News About Prevention of Mental Disorders
- National Contest Encourages High School Students to Write Short Essays Exploring Mental Health
The National Institutes of Health invites students ages 16 to 18 years old to participate in the “2022 Speaking Up About Mental Health!” essay contest.
- Clinical Decision Support System Reduces Cardiovascular Risk in Patients With Serious Mental Illness
A new study shows the use of a clinical decision support system to prompt the use of shared decision-making tools, such as handouts, may result in positive impacts on long-term cardiovascular health in patients with serious mental illness.
- Researchers Use Exosome-Based Strategy to Block HIV in Mice
In this NIMH-funded study, researchers used exosomes to deliver novel protein into the cells of mice infected with HIV. The protein attached to HIV’s genetic material and prevented it from replicating, resulting in reduced levels of HIV in the bone marrow, spleen, and brain.
- Eating Disorder Behaviors Alter Reward Response in the Brain
A new NIMH-supported study found that eating disorder behaviors alter the brain’s reward response process and food intake control circuitry, which can reinforce the behaviors.
- Study Identifies Risk Factors for Elevated Anxiety in Young Adults During COVID-19 Pandemic
A new study has identified early risk factors that predicted heightened anxiety in young adults during the coronavirus pandemic.
- Media Advisory: NIMH Researchers Available to Discuss Suicide Prevention
Experts from the National Institute of Mental Health are available to speak on topics related to suicide and suicide prevention, including the warning signs of suicide, suicide prevention methods, trends in suicide rates, how to find mental health help and support, and the latest in suicide prevention research.
- NIMH Leadership Describes Suicide Prevention Research Priorities
In a new paper, published in JAMA Psychiatry, NIMH looks forward, outlining the next stages in the Institute’s suicide prevention research priorities.
- Emergency Drug Overdose Visits Associated with Increased Risk for Later Suicide
A new data analysis has found patients who visited the emergency department for an opioid or sedative/hypnotic drug overdose were at higher risk of dying by drug overdose or suicide in the year after being discharged relative to the general population.
- NIH Announces Winners of High School Mental Health Essay Contest
NIH announces 10 winners of the “Speaking Up About Mental Health! This Is My Story” national essay challenge, aimed at spurring conversations among youth about mental health and encouraging them to seek support for themselves and others.
- Novel Method Identifies Patients at Risk for HIV Who May Benefit From Prevention Strategies
Researchers have demonstrated the effectiveness of using algorithms that analyze electronic health records (EHRs) to help physicians identify patients at risk for HIV who may benefit from preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP), which significantly reduces the risk of getting HIV.
- NIH Study Shows Many Preteens Screen Positive for Suicide Risk During ER Visits
A research team found nearly one-third of youth ages 10 to 12 years screened positive for suicide risk in emergency department settings, including those seeking help for physical concerns only.