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Watch former NIMH Deputy Director and Scientific Director, Dr. Richard Nakamura discuss how his family successfully coped with discrimination compounded by bipolar disorder during trying times for Japanese Americans. In this video interview marking National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, the current director of NIH’s Center for Scientific Review stressed the critical roles of mutual support and treatment. Read more: http://bit.ly/2aBXS0u
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Researchers have mapped 180 distinct areas in our brain’s outer mantle, or cortex – more than twice the number previously known. They have also developed software that automatically detects the “fingerprint” of each of these areas in an individual’s brain scans. Funded by the NIH through its Human Connectome Project, this software correctly mapped the areas by incorporating data from multiple non-invasive brain imaging measures that corroborated each other: http://bit.ly/29W8CSa
Researchers have mapped 180 distinct areas on our brain’s cortex — more than twice the number previously known.
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Many adults who have ADHD don’t know it. A person may not be diagnosed with ADHD until adulthood because the condition was not recognized by teachers or family at a younger age, the person has a mild form of ADHD, or he or she managed fairly without the demands of adulthood. It's never too late to recognize, diagnose, and treat ADHD and any other mental health condition that can commonly occur with it. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2a3p0Cw
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Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report that can help target suicide prevention work to certain occupations. The occupation with the highest rate was: farming, fishing and forestry: http://1.usa.gov/29tYSyX. ‪#‎VetoViolence‬
Read the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention response to today’s CDC report showing suicide rate by occupation: http://bit.ly/293yavl
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If you missed our Twitter chat yesterday on African American men's mental health with the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), view the transcript: http://bit.ly/1tAMqGK ‪#‎NIMHchats‬
For National Men's Health Week, the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities co-hosted a Twitter chat on June 16, 2016.
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Scans of an individual’s brain activity are emerging as powerful predictive tools, thanks to the NIH Human Connectome Project (HCP). Such scans might someday help clinicians personalize diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders, say researchers. Read more: http://1.usa.gov/1UfWmPv
Studies based on a database made available by the Human Connectome Project’s first phase reveal that an individual’s brain connectivity can predict his or her behavior.
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This could potentially be used in criminal cases. Shows if violence part of the individual's behaviors? More likely Innocent or more likely Guilty, determined by if they have this behavior tendency.
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The NIH names Dr. Joshua Gordon as director of the National Institute of Mental Health starting in September. As NIMH director, Dr. Gordon will oversee the lead Federal agency for research on mental illnesses, with an annual budget of $1.5 billion. http://bit.ly/2atxymr
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Effective depression treatments exist, but not all patients respond to those most commonly used. There's a need for information specific to older patients about effective treatments, and how to prevent relapse after initial treatment. The Prolonging Remission in Depressed Elderly (PRIDE) study found that follow-up treatment with electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) combined with an antidepressant was effective in preventing relapse in patients 60 years and older who had had a successful initial course of treatment for severe depression. Concerns about ECT’s effect on cognition and memory have prompted exploration of alternative methods of administering ECT, including the approach used in this study: Read more: http://bit.ly/29Tz95Z

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Technology has opened a new frontier in mental health support and data collection. Excitement about the huge range of opportunities has led to a burst of app development. There are thousands of mental health apps available in iTunes and Android app stores, and the number is growing every year. Learn more about the pros and cons of mental health apps and how to decide which one may work best for you: http://bit.ly/29HN5eM
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A computer game that changes a tendency to misread ambiguous faces as angry is showing promise as a potential treatment for irritability in children. About 3 percent of youth experience chronic severe irritability. They are prone to temper outbursts and are often in a grumpy mood. Parents complain of having to “walk on eggshells” to avoid unleashing verbal – and sometimes physical – outbursts. These behaviors can lead to problems with friends, family, and at school. Learn more: http://1.usa.gov/28ZvZue
A computer game that changes a tendency to misread ambiguous faces as angry is showing promise as a potential treatment for irritability in children
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There are many different responses to crisis. Most survivors have intense feelings after a traumatic event but quickly recover; others have more difficulty — especially those who have had previous traumatic experiences, who are faced with ongoing stress, or who lack support from friends and family — and will need additional help. Check out and share these resources on trauma, coping and resilience: http://bit.ly/6QoF0U
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Young men of color need opportunities to engage with their communities. Those who are fathers are essential to supporting the healthy development of children. Join @TeenHealthGov, @MinorityHealth, @AfAmEducation, and @HispanicEd on June 16 at 1 p.m. ET for a Twitter chat to discuss how youth-serving programs and professionals can help young men of color take on positive roles in their families and their communities. Use ‪#‎ServingYMOC‬. Learn more: http://1.usa.gov/1Tk1azz
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