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Webinar: RDoC - Fear & Anxiety: From Mechanisms to Implementation

Institute Update

This November 2016 RDoC webinar highlights the role of fear and anxiety in disorders such as phobias and depression.

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RDoC Unit to Co-host Webinar Series

Science Update

The NIMH Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) unit, the Delaware Project (DP), and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) will launch a webinar series examining the science-to-service pipeline in psychology and psychiatry.

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RDoC Unit to Host Virtual “Office Hours”

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RDoC Unit at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) announce that they are holding monthly virtual “office hours” starting Friday, October 14, 2016.

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Webinar: Analyzing and Using RDoC Data in Your Research

Institute Update

The NIMH Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) Unit hosts a webinar featuring a conversation with three NIMH-funded researchers who have approached the issue of how to analyze and integrate data that illustrate RDoC principles.

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RDoC Launches User-Friendly Matrix Format

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The NIMH Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) initiative recently launched a redesigned version of the RDoC Matrix, a tool designed to help researchers implement the principles and logic of RDoC in their studies.

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Psychophysiology: Special Issue Features RDoC Initiative

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The March 2016 issue of the journal Psychophysiology will be a special one focused on NIMH’s Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) initiative.

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Webinar: Facts and Myths about RDoC

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On October 13, 2015, the Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) Unit is hosting a webinar to answer the most frequently asked questions about the RDoC initiative.

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RDoC Joins the Twitterverse

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The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)’s Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) Unit has launched its official account on Twitter, @NIMH_RDoC.

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The NIMH Research Domain Criteria

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NIMH’s Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) is a groundbreaking initiative designed to help bring precision medicine to mental illnesses.

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RDoC Webinar Series Kickoff Event with Dr. Bruce Cuthbert

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Dr. Bruce Cuthbert, director of the RDoC unit, kicks off the new RDoC Webinar Series by discussing the guiding principles of RDoC and answering viewers’ questions during a live Q&A period.

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NIMH Creates New Unit to Support Its Research Domain Criteria Initiative

Press Release

NIMH announces a new unit within the Office of the Director to support the development of the institute’s Research Domain Criteria initiative. The unit will enhance communication with scientists, clinicians, and the public to refine the RDoC research framework and accelerate the translation of basic research into clinical treatments.

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Introduction to RDoC

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Bruce Cuthbert, Ph.D., director, NIMH Division of Translational Research and Treatment Development, discusses the Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) initiative, which he coordinates.

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DSM-5 and RDoC: Shared Interests

Press Release

NIMH and APA have a shared interest in ensuring that patients and health providers have the best available tools and information today to identify and treat mental health issues, while we continue to invest in improving and advancing mental disorder diagnostics for the future.

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Genes and Circuitry, Not Just Clinical Observation, to Guide Classification for Research

Science Update

NIMH is launching a long-term project aimed at ultimately improving treatment and prevention by studying classification of mental illness, based on genetics and neuroscience in addition to clinical observation. The Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) project is not intended to replace psychiatry’s existing diagnostic system for practitioners and will proceed in an independent direction, said Bruce Cuthbert, Ph.D., Director of the NIMH Division of Adult Translational Research, who is directing the effort. By taking a fresh look – without preconceived categories – the project aims to improve the validity of classification for researchers.

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