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Postpartum Depression Treatment

Postpartum depression may be one of the most under-recognized and under-treated disorders. Yet, it impacts the lives of hundreds of thousands of new mothers. This video looks at those who are at greatest risk of postpartum depression as well as ground breaking research into treatment for PPD.

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Honoring Mortimer Mishkin

Video from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) - Congratulations to Dr. Mortimer Mishkin, recipient of the National Medal of Science. Dr. Mishkin becomes the first National Institute of Mental Health intramural scientist to receive this honor. In this video Dr. Mishkin talks about his five decades of research at NIMH.

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ADHD: Signs, Symptoms, Research

NIMH researchers talk about the symptoms of ADHD as well as the latest research.

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Prevent Suicide in Young Adults

Our NIMH partners are the eyes, ears, and legs of our research-based messages concerning the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses.

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Stress Hormone Receptors Less Adaptive in Female Brain

Dr. Rita Valentino describes a discovery in rat brains that may explain why women are more prone than men to mood and anxiety disorders.

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Gulf Oil Spill and Mental Health

In the wake of the Gulf coast oil spill, Dr. Farris Tuma, Chief of the NIMH Traumatic Stress Research Program, addresses mental health challenges facing residents and health care providers. Dr. Tuma talks about warning signs and action steps individuals should consider if they are concerned about the well being of their families.

For more information about coping with the oil spill, please see this fact sheet.

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Mental Decline Thwarted in Aging Rats

Dr. Andrew Pieper of the UT Southwestern Medical Center explains how his team discovered a memory enhancing compound in living mice.

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Mental Health of US Children

Best-selling author and journalist Judith Warner met with NIMH Director, Tom Insel . Warner has written extensively about American family culture, raising children in today's society, and now, the challenges faced by families of children diagnosed with mental disorders. Ms. Warner is a former contributing columnist for the New York Times and was a special correspondent for Newsweek in Paris.

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Frame from the video Anxiety Disorders Research: Impact of BDNF.
Anxiety Disorders Research: Impact of BDNF

BDNF stands for brain derived neurotrophic factor. This molecule, found in the brain's fear hub could have a significant impact on the study of anxiety disorders including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Dr. Francis Lee of Weill-Cornell Medical College is a leading BDNF investigator and was a recent guest lecturer at the National Institute of Mental Health.

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Eric Nestler on deltaFosB Research’s Implications for Depression Treatment

Dr. Eric Nestler of the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine explains deltaFosB research and what it could mean for depression treatment

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Mark George on rTMS Research and Treatment Resistant Depression

Dr. Mark George of the Medical University of South Carolina talks about rTMS research and treatment resistant depression.

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John Piacentini on Treating Tics Associated With Tourette Syndrome

Dr. John Piacentini of UCLA talks about CBIT, a new therapy that treats tics associated with Tourette Syndrome

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Lisa Gilotty on Autism Spectrum Disorders in Children

Autism Spectrum Disorder in Children, Dr. Lisa Gilotty with the Research Program on Autism Spectrum Disorders at the National Institute of Mental Health talks about ASD research

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Maura Furey on Scopolamine Research

Dr. Maura Furey talks about her research with Scopolamine.

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Ben Vitiello on Symptoms of ADHD in Children

ADHD - Symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children

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Ben Vitiello on Treatment Options for ADHD in Children

Dr. Ben Vitiello, Child and Adolescent Treatment and Preventive Intervention Research Branch, National Institute of Mental Health, talks about therapy and medication treatment for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children.

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Ben Vitiello on Childhood Depression

Dr. Ben Vitiello, Child and Adolescent Treatment and Preventive Intervention Research Branch, National Institute of Mental Health, talks about the symptoms of childhood depression and treatment options.

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Joel Sherill on Anxiety Disorders in Children

Dr. Joel Sherrill, head of the Child and Adolescent Psychosocial Intervention Research Program at the National Institute of Mental Health, talks about the various anxiety disorders that can affect children.

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Jane Pearson on Warning Signs for Childhood Suicide

It’s a question asked by parents, educators and health professionals. How do we prevent suicide among our children? In this special podcast series devoted to Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day, Dr. Jane Pearson of the National Institute of Mental Health talks about important warning signs that come from children. She also looks at how well-intended reaction to tragedy can have unintended consequences. Dr. Pearson is with the Division of Services and Intervention Research at NIMH and a leading expert on suicide research.

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Jane Pearson on Childhood Suicide and Keeping Kids Safe Online

The internet and social media are powerful tools that influence virtually everyone. Unfortunately, too many children have made tragic decisions based on what they see on the web. But in this special podcast series devoted to Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day, Dr. Jane Pearson of the National Institute of Mental Health talks about how the internet is increasingly becoming a means of preventing childhood suicide. Dr. Pearson is with the Division of Services and Intervention Research at NIMH and a leading expert on suicide research.

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Childhood Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Spectrum Disorder is rare among children. But for parents who may have concerns about their youngster’s behavior, Dr. Ellen Leibenluft talks about possible warning signs. Dr. Leibenluft is Senior Investigator and Chief of the Bipolar Spectrum Disorder Section at the National Institute of Mental Health.

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Elizabeth Lin on Diabetes and Depression

Dr. Elizabeth Lin discusses an NIMH-funded study linking diabetes and depression. She looks at the challenges patients face… as well as action steps for greater well-being.

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Hector Gonzalez on Gaps in Depression Treatment

Dr. Gonzalez talks about surprises that emerged from this NIMH-funded study and tackles the question of why so many Americans are not getting the level of care they need.

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An Overview of American Children and Mental Health

It’s been called one of the richest studies of its kind. The National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey looked into the well being of the nation’s children. Dr. Kathleen Merikangas of the National Institute of Mental Health was the lead author of the survey that tracked mental disorders in children and how many of those surveyed received treatment.

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Frame from the video Symptoms and Treatment of Depression.
Symptoms and Treatment of Depression

People with depression discuss how they got help.

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Frame from the video Mysteries and Importance of Anesthesia.
Mysteries and Importance of Anesthesia

How the brain reacts to anesthesia is a neuroscientific phenomenon that includes a dash of mystery. But the study of anesthesia could lead to treatment of sleep issues frequently associated with many mental disorders.

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Fear: Replacing Memories

The human brain goes through a complex process to form and consolidate memories. But is it possible to replace memories of fearful events, and in doing so, assist in the treatment of patients suffering from the debilitating effects of post-traumatic stress disorder or other anxiety disorders? Dr.Joseph LeDoux and a team of New York University neuroscientists think they have found a way to replace traumatic memories through therapy.

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