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Frame from the video Autism: The Whys of Increased Prevalence.
Autism: The Whys of Increased Prevalence

Recent studies indicate an increase in autism prevalence. Columbia University sociology professor Dr. Peter Bearman joins NIMH Director Thomas Insel in this timely  discussion.

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Frame from the video Traumatic Stress in the Military.
Traumatic Stress in the Military

In the past eight years, the United States has experienced a series of manmade and natural disasters. Large numbers of people in this country have been exposed to potentially traumatic events. In this National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) video, Drs. Robert Heinssen and Farris Tuma discuss NIMH research in the areas of traumatic stress reactions and specifically mental health issues among U.S. service members. What we learn from the military experience can help us understand stress risk predictions for the entire population.

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Frame from the video Animal Kingdom: Lessons Learned.
Animal Kingdom: Lessons Learned

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) sat down with researcher Dr. Robert Sapolsky to discuss his ground-breaking research and to answer the question: Can we learn to handle stress by observing animals in the wild? In trying times, the answers may be with the life and death decisions made by these animals and their predators.

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Frame from the video Bees and Socialization.
Bees and Socialization

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) interviewed Dr. Gene Robinson about his recent research on bees and socialization and asks these questions: What is the most altruistic animal? What can we learn from the small, but complex bees?

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Frame from the video Personalized Medicine and Cancer Genomics.
Personalized Medicine and Cancer Genomics

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) talks with Dr. Charis Eng about advances in personalized medicine. As the field of mental health strives to find genetic markers for mental illnesses, we look to the field of cancer research which has made enormous strides in personalized genomic medicine.

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