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Featured Topics: Mental Health
Mental Health
Mental health disorders are the leading cause of disability in the United States and Canada, accounting for 25 percent of all years of life lost to disability and premature mortality. In a given year, an estimated 13 million American adults (approximately 1 in 17) have a seriously debilitating mental illness. Moreover, suicide is the 11th leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for the deaths of approximately 30,000 Americans each year. Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, eating disorders, autism, and other mental health disorders are serious, often life-threatening, illnesses for which we need reliable diagnostic tests, new treatments, and effective strategies for prevention.

ARRA funding is helping NIH meet a wide variety of scientific opportunities in mental health research—opportunities that were scarcely imagined 10 years ago and build on new understanding of human behavior and the ways in which medicines can be used to treat illnesses; fundamental insights into how the brain works; and advanced methods for studying the interaction between the brain, behavior, and the environment. Many of the ARRA investments in mental health research focus on neuroscience, genetics, specific diseases such as schizophrenia, consequences of impaired mental health such as suicide, and mental health services.

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$1.4 Million Grant To Aid Study of How Childhood Poverty Affects the Brain NY NCMHD,
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Cornell University Research Projects EVANS, GARY W Show Show
$7.5M Stimulus Grant To Fund Translational Medicinal Chemistry Program AZ NIMH,
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University of Arizona, Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) Research Projects MEURICE, NATHALIE Show Show
‘Programming’ Sherlock Holmes Not so Elementary IL NLM University of Chicago Research Projects RZHETSKY, ANDREY Show Show
A Step Closer To Treating Memory Loss in Age-Related Diseases MD NIA Johns Hopkins University Researcher Profiles,
Research Projects
GALLAGHER, MICHELA Show Show
ARRA Investments in Autism Nationwide NIEHS Nationwide Research Projects BROWN, ALAN STEWART
CROEN, LISA A
FALLIN, MARGARET DANIELE
MCCONNELL, ROB S
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Atlas Will Reveal When and Where Genes Turn On in the Brain; ARRA Funds Underwrite Collaborative Web "Transcriptome" Resource CA, CT, WA NIMH University of Southern California, Yale University, Allen Institute for Brain Science Research Projects KNOWLES, JAMES A
LEIN, ED
SESTAN, NENAD
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Bisphenol A (BPA): Expanding Research To Impact Human Health Nationwide NIEHS Nationwide Research Projects BELCHER, SCOTT M
HARLEY, KIM G.
LAWRENCE, B. PAIGE
PRINS, GAIL S
RUBIN, BEVERLY SHARON
SOTO, ANA
SWAN, SHANNA H
VOM SAAL, FREDERICK S
WALKER, CHERYL L
WHYATT, ROBIN MARJORIE
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Disabilities Study To Focus on Parents’ Stress TN NCCAM Vanderbilt University Medical Center Research Projects DYKENS, ELISABETH MAY Show Show
Dr. Brad Pearce: Schizophrenia and Genetics GA NIMH Emory University Researcher Profiles,
Research Projects
PEARCE, BRADLEY D Show Show
Dr. Denise Park: Identifying Strategies for Healthy Senior Years TX NIA The University of Texas at Dallas Researcher Profiles,
Research Projects
PARK, DENISE CORTIS Show Show
Dr. Gabriel Dichter and Dr. Stephen Benning: Measuring Emotions in Autism NC NIMH University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Results,
Research Projects
BENNING, STEPHEN D
DICHTER, GABRIEL S
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Dr. Karina Davidson: Comparison of Depression Interventions after Acute Coronary Syndrome (CODIACS) NY NHLBI Columbia University Health Sciences Research Projects,
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DAVIDSON, KARINA Show Show
Dr. Laurel K. Leslie: The Comparative Effectiveness of ECG Screening in Children with ADHD MA NHLBI Tufts Medical Center Researcher Profiles,
Research Projects
LESLIE, LAUREL K Show Show
Dr. Linda M. Brzustowicz Awarded NIH Challenge Grant To Study Genetic Biomarkers for Autism NJ NIMH Rutgers University Researcher Profiles,
Research Projects
BRZUSTOWICZ, LINDA M Show Show
Exploring Schizophrenia at the Molecular Level MD NIMH Johns Hopkins University Researcher Profiles,
Research Projects
MARGOLIS, RUSSELL L Show Show
Federal Stimulus Grant Supports Crucial Study of Anti-Nicotine Vaccine MD NIDA Nabi Biopharmaceuticals Research Projects KESSLER, PAUL D Show Show
Feinstein Scientist Todd Lencz, PhD, Gets Federal GO Award to Study Schizophrenia NY NIMH The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Hebrew University Research Projects LENCZ, TODD Show Show
Gauging Loneliness and Longevity IL NIA University of Chicago Research Projects CACIOPPO, JOHN T. Show Show
Gene Scan Finds Link Across Array of Childhood Brain Disorders CT NINDS Yale University Results,
Research Projects,
Researcher Profiles
GUNEL, MURAT Show Show
HIV Prevention Program Gets a Boost From NIMH Recovery Act Funds PR NIMH University of Puerto Rico Research Projects PEREZ-JIMENEZ, DAVID Show Show

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