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NIMH » Health Topics
(8 days ago) Health Topics. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the lead federal agency for research on mental disorders, offers basic information on mental disorders, a range of related topics, and the latest mental health research. It is not the intention of NIMH to provide specific medical advice, but rather to provide users with information
NIMH » Caring for Your Mental Health
(8 days ago) Mental health includes emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, act, make choices, and relate to others. Mental health is more than the absence of a mental illness—it’s essential to your overall health and quality of life.
NIMH » Mental Illness
(7 days ago) The NSDUH defines mental health services as having received inpatient treatment/counseling or outpatient treatment/counseling or having used prescription medication for problems with emotions, nerves, or mental health. In 2019, among the 13.1 million adults with SMI, 8.6 million (65.5%) received mental health treatment in the past year.
NIMH » Statistics
(2 days ago) NIMH statistics pages include statistics on the prevalence, treatment, and costs of mental illness for the population of the United States, in addition to information about possible consequences of mental illnesses, such as suicide and disability.
NIMH » Mental Health Research Awards for Investigators
(5 days ago) Watch on YouTube. Transcript [silence] Andrea Horvath Marques: Good morning.Welcome, everybody, to the webinar from the Global Mental Health team, where we are going to share with you this new opportunity, RFA 21-120 Mental Health Research Awards for investigators early in their career in low and middle-income countries.
NIMH » Eating Disorders
(9 days ago) Eating Disorders. Eating disorders are serious and sometimes fatal illnesses that cause severe disturbances to a person’s eating behaviors. Obsessions with food, body weight, and shape may also signal an eating disorder. Common eating disorders include binge eating disorder, bulimia nervosa, and, less common but very serious, anorexia nervosa.
NIMH » HIV-Related Intersectional Stigma Research Advances
(7 days ago) On July 13, the National Institute of Mental Health held a virtual meeting to help promote HIV prevention and treatment science, as well as inform the Ending the HIV Epidemic initiative (EHE) and HIV efforts worldwide through furthering HIV-related intersectional stigma and discrimination research advances and opportunities.
NIMH » Mental Health Medications
(4 days ago) This health topic webpage is intended to provide basic information about mental health medications. It is not a complete source for all medications available and should not be used as a guide for making medical decisions. Information about medications changes frequently.
NIMH » Upcoming Observances and Related Events
(4 days ago) Use these free mental health education and outreach materials in your community and on social media to spread the word about topics like eating disorders, autism awareness, and suicide prevention. Upcoming Observances and Related Events. Get Involved observances calendar.
NIMH » NIMH Family Study of Health and Behavior
(5 days ago) NIMH Family Study of Health and Behavior. Join a Research Study: Enrolling locally from the Washington, D.C. metro region. To find out if you qualify, email NIMH or call 1-877-250-1560 [TTY: 711]. The major goal of this study is to examine how mood disorders, anxiety disorders and migraine run in …
Obsessive- Compulsive Disorder
(6 days ago) Your health care provider will perform a physical exam and ask you about your health history to make sure that your symptoms are not caused by other illnesses or conditions. Your health care provider may refer you to a mental health professional, such as a psychiatrist, psychologist, social worker, or counselor, for further evaluation or treatment.
My Mental Health: Do I Need Help
(Just Now) My Mental Health: Do I Need Help? Author: National Institute of Mental Health Subject: This fact sheet presents information about how to assess your mental health and determine if you need help. It provides examples of mild and severe symptoms, as well as self-care activities and options for …
Taking Control of Your Mental Health: Tips for Talking
(3 days ago) Taking Control of Your Mental Health: Tips for Talking With Your Health Care Provider Author: National Institute of Mental Health Subject: This fact sheet provides 5 tips to help prepare and guide you on how to talk to your health care provider about our mental health and get the most out of your visit. Keywords
About the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
(4 days ago) The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is the lead federal agency for research on mental disorders. NIMH is one of the 27 Institutes and Centers that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the nation’s medical research agency. NIH is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). NIMH’s mission
Adult Outpatient Brief Suicide Safety Assessment Guide
(4 days ago) Further evaluation of risk is necessary: Review the safety plan and send home with a mental health referral as soon as patient can get an appointment (preferably within 72 hours). Patient might benefit from non-urgent mental health follow-up post-discharge: Review …
NIMH » Supporting Kids’ Mental Health During COVID-19
(9 days ago) Supporting Kids’ Mental Health During COVID-19. This piece was co-authored by NIMH director Joshua Gordon, M.D., Ph.D., and Rachel L. Levine, M.D., Assistant Secretary for Health, Department of Health and Human Services. It’s September, and kids are going back to school with their pens, pencils, books, and laptops—but this year, back-to
NIMH » Health Stigma and Discrimination: A Global, Cross
(4 days ago) Secondly, stigma influences population health outcomes by worsening or impeding a number of processes that exacerbate poor health, including social relationships, the availability of resources, stress, and psychological and behavioral responses, and lastly, recent research documented the negative impact of internalized and experienced stigma on
NIMH » Men and Mental Health
(Just Now) Mental Health for Men: This blog post from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health discusses the importance of supporting men’s mental health. National Center for PTSD : A program of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, this Center offers targeted information for anyone interested in post-traumatic
Screening Patients for Suicide Risk in Medical Settings
(Just Now) non- behavioral health settings such as general medical units and the emergency department. • Root cause analyses reveal that the lack of proper “assessment” of suicide risk was the leading cause for these reported suicides. Screening in Medical Settings The emergency department, inpatient units, and primary
NIMH » Research Highlights about Health Disparities
(8 days ago) Identifying Practices for Reducing Incarceration of Those with Mental Illnesses—A Study of “Stepping Up”. According to a 2017 report by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, approximately two-thirds of female inmates in prisons and jails and around a third of men in prisons and jails report having been diagnosed as having mental health
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(2 days ago) with your life, it could affect your health. You could experience problems with sleeping, or with your immune, digestive, cardiovascular, and reproductive systems. You also may be at higher risk for developing a mental illness such as an anxiety disorder or …
(7 days ago) The study will rigorously evaluate whether synchronous, within-visit telemental health evaluation and intervention services can successfully overcome poor access to behavioral health and substandard suicide-related care in emergency departments (EDs), including evaluating the impact on system metrics, a primary goal of RFA-MH-20-226.
Depression in Women: 5 Things You Should Know
(7 days ago) A health care provider can rule out these possibilities by doing a physical exam, interview, and lab tests. Your health care provider will examine you and talk to you about treatment options and next steps. Talking to Your Health Care Provider About Your Mental Health
NIMH » Social Anxiety Disorder
(2 days ago) Social anxiety disorder, previously called social phobia, is an anxiety disorder characterized by a general intense fear of, or anxiety about, social or performance situations. People with social anxiety disorder worry that actions or behaviors associated with their anxiety will be negatively evaluated by others, leading them to feel embarrassed.
NIMH » Implementation Science in Healthcare: An Introduction
(3 days ago) This was the first installment in a series of webinars on implementation science research in global mental health. In this presentation, the speakers introduced the field of implementation science and its key objectives. Also, the speakers demonstrated an example of implementation science by presenting a study on depression treatment in primary care.
Panic Disorder: When Fear Overwhelms
(1 days ago) The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) provides this online resource for locating mental health treatment facilities and programs. The Mental Health Treatment Locator section of the Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator lists facilities providing mental health services to persons with mental illness.
NIMH » Event Summaries about Health Disparities
(1 days ago) Transformative Opportunities for Solving the Grand Challenges in Global Mental Health. May 08, 2017 - May 09, 2017. Bethesda, MD. The NIMH Office for Research on Disparities and Global Mental Health and Grand Challenges Canada co-convened a workshop that brought together global mental health researchers, innovators, and other stakeholders.
NIMH » Mental Health Minute: Stress and Anxiety in Adolescents
(5 days ago) Take a mental health minute to learn about stress and anxiety in adolescents. Anxiety is your body's reaction to stress and can occur even if there is no current threat. If anxiety doesn't go away and begins to interfere with your life, it could affect your health. There are several coping strategies you can try to reduce your anxiety and stress.
Seasonal Affective Disorder
(1 days ago) to your health care provider or a mental health specialist about your concerns. They may have you fill out specific questionnaires to determine if your symptoms meet the criteria for SAD. To be diagnosed with SAD, a person must meet the following criteria: They must have symptoms of major depression or the more specific symptoms listed above.
Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder: The Basics
(3 days ago) MENTAL HEALTH . What is disruptive mood . dysregulation disorder? Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder (DMDD) is a condition in which children or adolescents experience ongoing irritability, anger, and frequent, intense temper outbursts. The symptoms of DMDD go beyond a “bad
Older Adults and Depression
(2 days ago) talking to your health care professional or continuing with the treatment plan determined with that doctor. Tell your health care professional about any complementary health approaches you use or plan to use. This will help ensure your safety. Physical activity is a helpful part of any treatment plan for depression, and may become easier to add
5 Things You Should Know About Stress
(2 days ago) Talk to your health care provider or a health professional. Don’t wait for your health care provider to ask about your stress. Start the conversation and get proper health care for existing or new health problems. Effective treatments can help if your stress is affecting your relationships or …
NIMH » Mental Health in American Indian and Alaska Native
(3 days ago) In this conversation, NIH Tribal Health Research Office Director David R. Wilson, Ph.D., and NIMH Director Joshua Gordon, M.D., Ph.D., discuss some current issues related to mental health in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities. The conversation touches on the large-scale mental health impacts of COVID-19, the importance of suicide prevention, and relevant NIMH research and …
NIMH » National Advisory Mental Health Council Roster
(Just Now) NIMH offers expert-reviewed information on mental disorders and a range of topics. NIMH statistics pages include statistics on the prevalence, treatment, and costs of mental illness for the population of the United States. If you or someone you know has a mental illness, there are ways to get help
Eating Disorders: About More Than Food
(1 days ago) For general information on mental health and to locate treatment services, call the . Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Treatment Referral Helpline. at 1 – 800 – 662 – HELP (4357). SAMHSA also has a Behavioral Health Treatment Locator on its website (findtreatment.samhsa.gov) that can be searched by location.
NIMH » Research on the Mental Health Consequences of
(6 days ago) The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) encourages investigator-initiated research to enhance scientific understanding about the etiology of psychopathology related to violence and trauma, as well as studies to develop and test effective treatments, services, and prevention strategies in this area.
Borderline Personality Disorder
(Just Now) trained mental health professional. Other types of treatment, or treatment provided by a provider who is not appropriately trained, may not benefit the patient. Many factors affect the length of time it takes for symptoms to improve once treatment
NIMH » Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development℠ Study (ABCD
(7 days ago) Examine how biology and environment interact and relate to developmental outcomes such as physical health, mental health, and life achievements, including academic success. The size and scope of the study will allow scientists to:
NIMH » Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): More Than the
(1 days ago) NIMH offers expert-reviewed information on mental disorders and a range of topics. NIMH statistics pages include statistics on the prevalence, treatment, and costs of mental illness for the population of the United States. If you or someone you know has a mental illness, there are ways to get help
Social Anxiety Disorder: More Than Just Shyness
(9 days ago) mental health condition. It is an intense, persistent fear of being watched and judged by others. This fear can affect work, school, and your other day-to-day activities. It can even make it hard to make and keep friends. But social anxiety disorder doesn’t have to stop you
Chronic Illness and Mental Health
(7 days ago) health care provider and explore treatment options. You also should inform your health care provider about all your current treatments or medications for your chronic illness or depression (including prescribed medications and dietary supplements). Sharing information can help
NIMH » Suicide Risk Screening Training: How to Manage
(5 days ago) Patients presenting with behavioral health sheets complaints will be more likely to screen positive for suicide risk, and they'll be more likely to have an acute positive screen, especially in a place like an emergency department. If they're showing up for a mental health emergency, they are more likely at acute risk for suicide.
What Is Telemental Health
(7 days ago) Telemental health is the use of telecommunications or videoconferencing technology to provide mental health services. It is sometimes referred to as telepsychiatry or telepsychology. Research suggests that telemental health services can be effective
Autism Spectrum Disorder
(7 days ago) their primary health care doctor or a doctor who specializes in ASD for additional testing. Parents may talk with these doctors about their child’s social difficulties, including problems with subtle communication. These subtle communication issues may include problems . understanding tone of voice, facial expressions, or body language.