National Institute of Mental Health


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National Institute of Mental Health

 (NIMH)
an institute of the national institutes of health whose mission is to provide national leadership in the understanding, treatment, and prevention of mental illnesses through basic research on the brain and behavior, as well as through clinical, epidemiological, and services research.

National Institute of Mental Health

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NIMH

The division of the National Institutes of Health that sponsors and promotes research, education, and training in the study of the brain and behavioral science. The stated goals of the organization are to understand, treat, and prevent mental illness. The website address is www.nimh.nih.gov/.
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"Plaques are little dead zones between the nerve cells," explains Lee Eiden of the National Institute of Mental Health's Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Regulation.
For example, according to the 1997 National Institute of Mental Health report Suicide Facts, in the United States suicide is the eighth leading cause of death and is most often prompted by depression and substance abuse, both mental afflictions.
Through this program announcement (PA), the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), and the NIEHS seek to encourage investigator-initiated research to enhance the scientific understanding of underlying mechanisms and risk processes related to attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and their implication for the development of effective interventions.
While 2.3 million Americans suffer from bipolar disorder, the National Institute of Mental Health is studying how pigeons think
Studies from the National Institute of Mental Health as well as the Centers for Disease Control have listed various statistics relating to which populations are more likely to experience a reoccurrence of their depression, following a single episode.
Steven Hyman, director of the National Institute of Mental Health, reportedly said.
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is part of the Federal government.
According to the National Institute of Mental Health (1991), the consequences of stigma are many and they can be devastating.
(They are the Office of Alternative Medicine, National Institute of Mental Health, and Office of Dietary Supplements.)
* At least two-thirds of elderly nursing home residents have a diagnosis of at least one mental disorder (National Institute of Mental Health, 1992,1990).
In patients with hoarding disorder, parts of a decision-making brain circuit under-activated when dealing with others' possessions, but over-activated when deciding whether to keep or discard their own things, a National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)-funded study has found.

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