ADHD: Signs, Symptoms, Research

ADHD: Signs, Symptoms, Research

NIMH researchers talk about the symptoms of ADHD as well as the latest research. We accept comments in the spirit of our comment policy: http://www.n...

An Overview of American Children and Mental Health

An Overview of American Children and Mental Health

Its been called one of the richest studies of its kind. The National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey looked into the well being of the natio...

Anxiety Disorders Research: Impact of BDNF

Anxiety Disorders Research: Impact of BDNF

BDNF stands for brain derived neurotrophic factor. This molecule, found in the brain's fear hub could have a significant impact on the study of anxiet...

Autism: The Whys of Increased Prevalence

Autism: The Whys of Increased Prevalence

Recent studies indicate an increase in autism prevalence. Columbia University sociology professor Dr. Peter Bearman joins NIMH Director Thomas Insel i...

Bees and Socialization: Altruism at Work

Bees and Socialization: Altruism at Work

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) interviewed Dr. Gene Robinson about his recent research on bees and socialization and asks these questi...

Brain circuit activity

Brain circuit activity

Circuitry in the dentate gyrus (part of the hippocampus) of a rat brain. This area activates in response to pulses of electrical stimulation. Researc...

Brain development in bipolar youth

Brain development in bipolar youth

Time-lapse MRI movie shows the brain developing from ages 7 to 22 years in nine youth who developed pediatric bipolar disorder. Blue indicates areas w...

Brain maturation

Brain maturation

Movie of the human brain maturing. Older, earlier maturing brain areas show a straight-line growth pattern (darker shade of red). Newer areas near the...

Brain maturation in teens

Brain maturation in teens

The pruning process is shown in this clip that was constructed from MRI scans of healthy children and teens. The time-lapse movie compresses 15 years ...

Brain matures a Few Years Late in ADHD, but follows Normal pattern

Brain matures a Few Years Late in ADHD, but follows Normal pattern

In this video, brain imaging studies show that in youth with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the brain matures in a normal pattern bu...

Childhood Bipolar Disorder

Childhood Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Spectrum Disorder is rare among children. But for parents who may have concerns about their youngsters behavior, Dr. Ellen Leibenluft talks ab...

Children and Parents in the Age of Medication

Children and Parents in the Age of Medication

Best-selling author and journalist Judith Warner met with NIMH Director, Tom Insel . Warner has written extensively about American family culture, rai...

Children With Schizophrenia

Children With Schizophrenia

Growth of the brain's long distance connections, called white matter, is stunted and lopsided in children who develop psychosis before puberty versus ...

Development of the Young Brain

Development of the Young Brain

For more than twenty years, National Institute of Mental Health neuroscientist Dr. Jay Giedd has studied the development of the adolescent brain. Deca...

Disasters and Mental Health Research

Disasters and Mental Health Research

Dr. Sandro Galea, a National Institute of Mental Health grantee, talks about disasters and mental health research. We accept comments in the spirit o...

Fear: Replacing Memories

Fear: Replacing Memories

The human brain goes through a complex process to form and consolidate memories. But is it possible to replace memories of fearful events, and in doin...

Groundbreaking Research Into Postpartum Depression

Groundbreaking Research Into Postpartum Depression

Postpartum depression may be one of the most under-recognized and under-treated disorders. Yet, it impacts the lives of hundreds of thousands of new m...

Gulf Oil Spill and Mental Health

Gulf Oil Spill and Mental Health

In the wake of the Gulf coast oil spill, Dr. Farris Tuma, Chief of the NIMH Traumatic Stress Research Program, addresses mental health challenges faci...

Healthy Controls

Healthy Controls

Growth of the brain's long distance connections, called white matter, is stunted and lopsided in children who develop psychosis before puberty versus ...

Help for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans

Help for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans

Every day, military veterans return from the intense surroundings of warfare. And some of those returning veterans come home with unique mental health...

Honoring Mortimer Mishkin

Honoring Mortimer Mishkin

Video from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) - Congratulations to Dr. Mortimer Mishkin, recipient of the National Medal of Science. Dr. M...

National Database for Autism Research

National Database for Autism Research

Researchers, advocates, and parents of children with autism talk about the importance of taking part in autism research and contributing to the Nation...

NIMH Interview with Sandro Galea

NIMH Interview with Sandro Galea

Full interview with Dr. Sandro Galea, a National Institute of Mental Health grantee. We accept comments in the spirit of our comment policy: http://w...

NIMH's Joel Kleinman on the Brain's Genes

NIMH's Joel Kleinman on the Brain's Genes

Dr. Joel Kleinman explains when and where genes turn on in the brain. We accept comments in the spirit of our comment policy: http://www.nimh.nih.gov...

NIMH: Champions of Change

NIMH: Champions of Change

NIMH researchers honored with White House Champions of Change award. We accept comments in the spirit of our comment policy: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/...

Personalized Medicine and Cancer Genomics

Personalized Medicine and Cancer Genomics

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) talks with Dr. Charis Eng about advances in personalized medicine. As the field of mental health strive...

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Private video

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PTSD: Stress and Resilience

PTSD: Stress and Resilience

In the last decade, the United States has experienced a series of man-made and natural disasters. Large numbers of people in this country have been ex...

Rethinking BPD: A Clinician's View

Rethinking BPD: A Clinician's View

Dr. Marsha Linehan was featured in a series of lectures on Borderline Personality Disorder hosted by the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethes...

Rethinking BPD: A Patient's View

Rethinking BPD: A Patient's View

Amanda Wang is the lead organizer of RethinkBPD, a peer-led advocacy and support group for Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). Ms. Wang participate...

Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment of Depression

Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment of Depression

Video from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) about the causes, symptoms, and treatments of depression. If you are in a crisis situation,...

Stem Cell Possibilities in Autism Research

Stem Cell Possibilities in Autism Research

Dr. Ricardo Dolmetsch and his colleagues have generated stem cells from children with autism allowing them to study how the brain develops in children...

Stress in the Animal Kingdom: What We Can Learn

Stress in the Animal Kingdom: What We Can Learn

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) sat down with researcher Dr. Robert Sapolsky to discuss his ground-breaking research and to answer the ...

Suicide Prevention and Research

Suicide Prevention and Research

NIMH researcher Dr. Jane Pearson talks about warning signs as well as progress in suicide prevention. If you are in a crisis situation, call 911 or t...

Suicide Prevention Research

Suicide Prevention Research

NIMH researcher Dr. Douglas Meinecke talks about critical suicide prevention research. If you are in a crisis situation, call 911 or the toll-free, 2...

The Brain's Inner Workings Part I: Structure and Function

The Brain's Inner Workings Part I: Structure and Function

This video narrated by Leonard Nimoy explores the cerebral cortex and the nerve cells that lie within it. Learn how these specialized cells use neuro...

The Brain's Inner Workings Part II: Cognition

The Brain's Inner Workings Part II: Cognition

This video narrated by Tom Bosley looks at the neurological basis of higher brain function. Learn how different human behaviors and functions can be ...

The Mysteries and Importance of Anesthesia

The Mysteries and Importance of Anesthesia

How the brain reacts to anesthesia is a neuroscientific phenomenon that includes a dash of mystery.   But the study of anesthesia could lead to treatm...

The Outlook for Borderline Personality Disorder

The Outlook for Borderline Personality Disorder

Recently, the National Institute of Mental Health hosted an event that focused on Borderline Personality Disorder. Featured speakers included BPD rese...

Traumatic Stress in the Military

Traumatic Stress in the Military

In the past eight years, the United States has experienced a series of manmade and natural disasters. Large numbers of people in this country have bee...