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Mental Health Information

WEBNIMH Information Resource Center. Available in English and español. Explore NIMH resources on mental health topics, statistics, brochures and fact sheets, clinical trials, …

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Help for Mental Illnesses

WEBTreatment for mental illnesses usually includes therapy (virtual or in person), medication, or a combination of the two.. There are many ways to find a provider who will meet your …

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Anxiety Disorders

WEBExposure therapy is a CBT method that is used to treat anxiety disorders. Exposure therapy focuses on confronting the fears underlying an anxiety disorder to help people engage in …

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Child and Adolescent Mental Health

WEBMental health is an important part of overall health for children as well as adults. For many adults who have mental disorders, symptoms were present—but often …

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Caring for Your Mental Health

WEBHere are some self-care tips: Get regular exercise. Just 30 minutes of walking every day can boost your mood and improve your health. Small amounts of exercise add up, so …

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Generalized Anxiety Disorder

WEBGeneralized anxiety disorder is characterized by excessive anxiety and worry about a variety of events or activities (e.g., work or school performance) that occurs more days …

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Celebrating 75 Years of Research, Discovery, and Hope

WEBThe Evolution of Mental Health Research symposium on September 13, 2023 kicked off NIMH’s year-long 75 th anniversary celebration. The symposium brought together …

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Amplifying Voices and Building Bridges: NIMH Symposium Calls …

WEBIt is estimated that one in five U.S. adults live with a mental illness. These conditions can range in severity and lead to disability. “But hidden within those statistics …

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Understanding the Link Between Chronic Disease and Depression

WEBThis fact sheet provides information about the link between depression and chronic disease. It describes what a chronic disease is, symptoms of depression, and treatment options, …

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About the Acting NIMH Director

WEBShelli Avenevoli, Ph.D., is the Acting Director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the lead federal agency for research on mental disorders. She …

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Bipolar Disorder

WEBBipolar disorder (formerly called manic-depressive illness or manic depression) is a mental illness that causes unusual shifts in a person’s mood, energy, activity levels, and …

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Digital Autism Screening Tool Could Enhance Early Identification

WEBA tablet-based screening tool that analyzes children’s behavior in response to specific video clips shows promise for enhancing early autism screening, according to a …

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Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

WEBBrochures and Fact Sheets. Download, read, and order free NIMH brochures and fact sheets about mental disorders and related topics.

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Men and Depression

WEBMen with depression may feel very tired and lose interest in work, family, or hobbies. They may be more likely to have dificulty sleeping than women who have depression. …

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Warning Signs of Suicide

WEBMaking a plan or researching ways to die. Withdrawing from friends, saying goodbye, giving away important items, or making a will. Taking dangerous risks such as driving …

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Older Adults and Mental Health

WEBMental health is important at every stage of life. Effective treatment options are available to help older adults manage their mental health and improve their quality of life. …

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Perinatal Depression

WEBPerinatal depression is a mood disorder that occurs during pregnancy and after childbirth. The symptoms can range from mild to severe. In rare cases, the symptoms are severe …

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Webinar: NIH’s Definition of a Clinical Trial

WEBTune into this webinar to find out! Experts from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) will provide an overview of NIH clinical trial classifications, with a particular focus …

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Technical Assistance Webinar: Streamlining Mental Health

WEBOverview. A technical assistance webinar will be held for prospective applicants of the following Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO): Streamlining Mental …

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