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Transforming the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through research
Transforming the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through research

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If you are in crisis and need immediate support or intervention, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255. Trained crisis workers are available to talk 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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Watch the most recent webinar from the NIMH Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) Unit, Delaware Project, and Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) to see the role of fear and anxiety in disorders such as phobias and depression. Presenters discussed these topics from different perspectives, including basic laboratory research, treatment in clinics, and graduate school instruction for clinicians. http://bit.ly/2vnYuws
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Using brain imaging to track the effects of treatment of PTSD, scientists have identified a brain circuit that was changed by effective psychotherapy. The findings help explain why the neural circuit identified is a promising target for additional treatment development, including brain stimulation therapies. Read more: http://bit.ly/2u6RHJ2
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NIH encourages outstanding health professionals to pursue careers in biomedical, behavioral, social, and clinical research. For more information about NIMH’s involvement in the NIH Loan Repayment Programs, visit http://bit.ly/2sAt3B4
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Don’t miss today’s RDoC office hours session from 1-2PM ET. Susan Borja, Ph.D., the Program Chief of the Dimensional Traumatic Stress Research Program, will join the July session. She will discuss using the RDoC approach in research on post-traumatic psychopathology: http://bit.ly/2cOkvdv
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For the first time, a primitive movie has been encoded in – and then played back from – DNA in living cells. It’s a major step toward a “molecular recorder” that may someday reveal secrets of the developing brain: http://bit.ly/2sQWxai. 
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The Outreach Partnership Program is a nationwide initiative of the NIMH which works to increase the public’s access to science-based mental health information through partnerships with national and state organizations. We are live tweeting from the annual meeting, so use the hashtag #NIMHOPP17 to follow or join in on the conversation. For more information on the Outreach Partnership Program, visit: http://bit.ly/2vbVfY3

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Join the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities for a Minority Mental Health Month Twitter chat on July 12 at 2 pm ET to discuss addressing minority mental health at the community level. The chat will be co-hosted by Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health, and SAMHSA. Use the hashtag #MinorityMH to participate in the conversation!
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Brain donation is critically important, now more than ever. The more brain tissue available for research, the faster science can advance toward a better understanding of how to prevent, diagnose, treat, and cure disorders of the human brain. NIMH Director, Dr. Joshua Gordon, partners with the Directors of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) and The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) to address the urgent need for brain donation in a recent joint message: http://bit.ly/2u13Ctg
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Do you have questions about how the Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) relates to post-traumatic psychopathology? Ask those questions and more at our monthly office hours session on Friday, July 14th from 1-2 PM ET: http://bit.ly/2cOkvdv
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