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Neuroscience and Novel Therapeutics Unit (NNT)

Talks and Multimedia

Researchers and staff In the Neuroscience and Novel Therapeutics Unit participate in numerous grand rounds and outreach efforts. Please contact the NIMH Press Team with any inquiries.

Featured Media Interviews

Conceptualizing Podcast

Conceptualizing and Treating Irritable Kids with Dr. Melissa Brotman

The Testing Psychologist | May

Dr. Brotman speaks with The Testing Psychologist about pediatric mood disorders, the relationship between irritability, anxiety, and depression, exposure-based treatment with angry kids, and app-based mood tracking.

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Using a Focused Technology-Driven Approach to Mental Health with NIH

FedHealthIT | March 4, 2020

Dr. Brotman was interviewed by FedHealthIT where she discussed her efforts to leverage technology like mobile applications and games for clinical use to work with children and youth.

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When a Child’s Grumpiness Is a Problem

The Wall Street Journal | February 25, 2018

Dr. Brotman talked with the Wall Street Journal to explain some new psychological treatments she is developing to target anger and irritability seen in clinically impaired youth.

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Why It Seems as if Everyone Is Always Angry With You

The New York Times | April 24, 2018

Dr. Brotman discusses the tendency of irritable children to see neutral faces as more hostile, and a pilot study that showed promise in reducing the amount of hostility irritable children perceive in ambiguous faces.