Tag Archives: Research Studies

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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Underaged Drinking Laws and Drunk Driving Deaths

This publication by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, “Lives Saved in 2007 by Restraint Use and Minimum Drinking Age Laws,” indicates that the 21-year-old minimum drinking age laws have prevented an estimated 4,441 drunken driving deaths in the last 5 … Continue reading

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Spectator Violence in Stadiums

This publication addresses specific harms that result from spectator-related conflicts occurring within an directly outside stadiums.  This guide include questions that help law enforcement analyze the problem in their community.  It also reviews responses to spectator violence issues and findings of … Continue reading

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NIMH News Items: December 9, 2008

The latest news release from NIMH includes summaries of research on antipsychotic medications;  the effect of caffeine on learning and retention; treatment for teen depression; genetic components of depression and anxiety in teens and adults; impact of ADHD on siblings’ learning; and learning … Continue reading

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NIMH News Items: November 12, 2008

The latest news release from the National Institute of Mental Health includes news items on research related to genomic clues to Alzheimer’s disease, cellular targets for new anti-anxiety medications, and genes related to the brain’s molecular structure. 

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NIMH News Items: November 5, 2008

The latest news releases from the National Institute of Mental Health summarize research studies on childhood anxiety disorders and childhood-onset schizophrenia, among other topics. 

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Gastrointestinal Problems in Children with Autism

This NIMH-funded research study (Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, online September 2008)  conclude that the findings of this study do not support the idea  that GI problems are more common in children with PDD or associated with specific characteristics of … Continue reading

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