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NIH-funded study finds that boys are more likely than girls to receive a prescription for antipsychotic medication regardless of age. Among antipsychotic users with mental disorder diagnoses, ADHD was the most common among youth ages 1-18. "Antipsychotics should be prescribed with care. They can adversely affect both physical and neurological function and some of their adverse effects can persist even after the medication is stopped,” said co-author Michael Schoenbaum, Ph.D., NIMH expert. http://1.usa.gov/1LVnFYH
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NIH wants to hear from you! Join the NIH’s Precision Medicine Initiative patient engagement Twitter chat with NIH’s Dr. Kathy Hudson, the White House’s DJ Patil, and more tomorrow, June 30, 2015 from 1:00-2:00 pm EDT using ‪#‎PMINetwork‬.
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It's still the very beginning of what President Obama called “the next great American project,” but the first year of the BRAIN Initiative has already revealed more progress than any of us could have expected. NIMH Director Dr. Tom Insel discusses the new tools that should reveal not only a new understanding of the brain, but new approaches to brain disorders and ultimately new treatments. http://1.usa.gov/1QMvwhS
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Read my article please BEFORE you start with a scapel or ANY other treatment.
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Clinicians are challenged every day to make difficult decisions regarding patients’ suicide risk. Using Veterans Health Administration (VHA) health system electronic medical record data, Veterans Affairs and NIMH scientists were able to identify very small groups of individuals within the VHA’s patient population with very high, predicted suicide risk -- most of whom had not been identified for suicide risk by clinicians. http://1.usa.gov/1FcXg2Y
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What valuable findings.
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Want to learn more about an evolving “disease-in-a-dish” technology that may bring personalized medicine closer to people suffering from mental illness? Watch Dr. David Panchision, program director for stem cell research at NIMH, discuss the promise of induced pluripotent stem cells and organoids for understanding and treating mental illness. Learn more: http://1.usa.gov/1EOwtKq
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A NIH Precision Medicine project plans to create a million person cohort that is beginning to take on something of the Uber, Facebook, and Airbnb spirit. Like these innovative companies that have grown up in a new share economy where trust is the most important currency, the new cohort study could be a very different kind of biomedical research, also based on trust and empowered by volunteers who want to crowd source their medical data. NIMH Director Dr. Insel discusses further in his latest blog: http://1.usa.gov/1F08GXK
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With arrhythmias in the heart, we know the pacemaker and the pathways. In contrast, our understanding of rhythms in the brain and how they connect to depression remains primitive. NIMH Director Dr. Tom Insel blogs about research done by MIT that sheds new light on the brain circuits involved in depression and its treatment: http://1.usa.gov/1HwOzbJ
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Register for the last free webinar in the suicide prevention action plan to save lives series tomorrow, June 24, which will focus on the research infrastructure we need to reduce suicidal behavior: http://1.usa.gov/15PdaHH
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Did you know 9% of American children and 4% of American adults have ADHD? We’re hosting a Facebook Q&A on the topic tomorrow, June 18, at noon ET with the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. http://1.usa.gov/1zyexkk
Join us as we host or participate in live online chats that cover a variety of health topics. If we’re hosting, we’ll be focusing on complementary health approaches for a specific health topic. An expert in scientific and health issues will be available to answer your questions. Dates, times, topics, and hashtags for our chats will be announced on this page and through Twitter and Facebook.
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I have a comment, and will share it now on a new post. I will continue to only communicate one way until and when a Federal Grand Jury Indictment is held in matters with CA CORRECTIONS AND other entities.
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Join us in a week for a Facebook Q&A on Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Our expert Dr. Ben Vitiello and the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health's Dr. Wendy Weber will be on hand to answer your questions. Visit our Facebook page on Thursday, June 18 at noon ET to participate in the conversation. http://1.usa.gov/1zyexkk
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Join us on our Facebook page June 18 at noon ET as we host a Q&A on Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) with the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health . Both our experts will be on hand to answer your questions. on.fb.me/1B0L5uZ
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A patient tormented by suicidal thoughts gives his psychiatrist a few strands of his hair. She derives stem cells from them to grow budding brain tissue harboring the secrets of his unique illness in a petri dish. She uses the information to genetically engineer a personalized treatment to correct his brain circuit functioning. An evolving “disease-in-a-dish” technology is bringing closer the day when such a seemingly futuristic personalized medicine scenario might not seem so far-fetched. http://1.usa.gov/1EOwtKq
Scientists have perfected mini cultured 3-D structures that grow and function much like the outer mantle – the key working tissue, or cortex – of the brain of the person from whom they were derived.
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