Tag Archives: Research Studies

NIMH News Items, March 24, 2009

This news release summarizes research on the molecular basis of inflammation-produced depression; psychiatric disorders in children exposed to HIV prenatally; and premature birth rates in women taking SSRIs or suffering from untreated depression.

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Racial Disparity in Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice

This compendium shares information presented at a 2008 juvenile justice symposium sponsored by Georgetown University’s Center for Juvenile Justice Reform

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NIMH News Items, February 27, 2009

This news release summarizes research on the effect of genes of behavior and disease risk; smoking in persons with psychiatric disorders; and suicidal thinking in depressed teens. 

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African-American Youth Violence

The Code of the Street and African-American Adolescent Violence presents research exploring Yale University professor Elijah Anderson’s “code of the street” theory.  In this report, researchers discuss developmental relationships between neighborhood and family characteristics, reported experiences with racial discrimination, expressed street … Continue reading

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NIMH News Items, February 13, 2008

This news release summarizes research on health care costs for older adults with depression and medical conditions; personalized treatment for teens with treatment-resistant depression; and HIV prevention therapy

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NIMH News Items: January 2009

The latestposting includes articles on the relationship between chronic stress and physical/mental ailments; the effect of placebos on depressed adolescents; and impaired brain activity in bulimias as related to impulsive activity.

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NIMH News Items, December 24, 2008

The latest posting includes news releases related to environment-triggered genetic changes in schizophrenia and risky sexual behavior among HIV-positive homeless adults

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