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How COVID Infection May Damage the Brain and Affect …
(9 days ago) A team led by BBRF Scientific Council member Nora Volkow, M.D., studied the health records of over 61 million Americans aged 18 and over, 11.2 million of whom (18%) had a history of a mental disorder at some point in their life. Dr. Volkow, a scientist who has made important discoveries about the biological bases of addiction, is Director of
Top Myths about Mental Illness with Dr. Jeffrey Borenstein
(7 days ago) Fact: Mental illnesses are very common. About 1 of every 5 people will experience a mental health condition in a given year. These include anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. 18% of Americans have an anxiety disorder. 7% of Americans have depression. 2.6 % of Americans have bipolar disorder.
Study Measures COVID-19 Pandemic’s Impact on College
(1 days ago) The study was conducted at the University of Vermont (UVM) during last year’s COVID-interrupted spring semester, and involved 675 first-year students, three-fourths of whom were female. They had enrolled in a study that intended to assess their mental health throughout the semester.
Study Finds “Small But Significant” Impact of Electronic
(8 days ago) Researchers studying the results of questionnaires filled out by thousands of children aged 9 to 11 and their parents has found “significant” and “real” associations between electronic media use and mental health, although they say the magnitude of the impact they measured is statistically small. This result, the researchers explain, means that when considering the many factors that
Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D. Brain & Behavior Research
(4 days ago) Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D., serves as the President & CEO of the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, the largest private funder of mental health research grants. Dr. Borenstein developed the Emmy Award-nominated public television program “Healthy Minds,” and serves as host of the series. The program, which is broadcast nationwide, focuses on topics in psychiatry in order to
Scientific Council By Institution Brain & Behavior
(5 days ago) Learn more about the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Scientific Council. Butler Hospital/Brown University Martin B. Keller, M.D. Centre for Addiction and Mental Health/University of Toronto James L. Kennedy, M.D. Aristotle N. Voineskos, M.D., Ph.D. L. Trevor Young, M.D., Ph.D. Children's Hospital of Philadelphia/ University of Pennsylvania/ University of Pennsylvania
Deep Brain Stimulation for Depression Resulted in a …
(4 days ago) health researchers, led by its founding President, Dr. Herbert Pardes (page 12), reviews more than 1,200 grant applications each year and selects the most promising ideas with the greatest potential to lead to breakthroughs. The Scientific Council guides the Foundation to fund creative and impactful
The Importance of Taking Vacation Time to De-stress and
(9 days ago) The correlation between stress, and physical, and mental health is well known. We know that stress is a strong contributor to high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke, decreased immune defenses, stomach and sleep problems.
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(1 days ago) A Conversation Between Ellen Levine, Dr. Dolores Malaspina & Dr. Myrna Weissman. Ellen Levine, a longtime Hearst editor and innovator, led a wide-ranging conversation with pioneering mental health researchers Dolores Malaspina, M.D. (schizophrenia) and Myrna Weissman, Ph.D. (mood and anxiety disorders) before a sold-out audience of 300 at the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation’s third
I was surprised to see that you mentioned “better eating
(6 days ago) Broadly speaking, it is important to recall that brain health, be it emotional or cognitive, is intimately connected to overall health. And this is bi-directional—if someone has heart disease, they are more prone to depression, and if someone is depressed they become more prone to heart disease. There is also increasing evidence about the relationship between so-called “metabolic syndrome
Everyday Mental Health Tips Brain & Behavior Research
(2 days ago) When we talk about mental health we are talking about “a person’s condition with regard to their psychological and emotional well-being.” Our mental health influences how we think, feel, and behave in daily life.It also affects our ability to handle stress, face and overcome challenges, maintain and build relationships, and recover from difficulties and setbacks.
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Awards 2021
(8 days ago) NEW YORK (October 20, 2021) — The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (BBRF), the world’s largest private funder of mental health research grants, today announced that it is awarding its 2021 Outstanding Achievement Prizes in Mental Health to nine scientists for their extraordinary work in advancing psychiatric research. The prizewinners will be the featured speakers at the
Homelessness and Mental Illness: A Challenge to Our
(8 days ago) 7. AM Fox et al. Untangling the relationship between mental health and homelessness among a sample of arrestees. Crime and Delinquency, Volume 62, Pages 592-613, November 2013. 8. J Castellow et al. Previous homelessness as a risk factor for recovery from serious mental illnesses. Community Mental Health Journal, Volume 51, Pages 674-684, 2015. 9.
How to Support Someone with Mental Illness Brain
(9 days ago) 1 in 5 of us lives with a mental illness. We all have a family member or loved one affected by mental illness. Like any other health problem, someone with a mental illness needs all of your love and support. Here are some tips to help you support someone living with mental illness.
After 60 Years, Study Finds Children of Mothers with
(7 days ago) But there is very little published data on the long-term mental health consequences of maternal infection upon offspring in humans. The newly published study, appearing in the American Journal of Psychiatry, is the result of an inquiry that began in 1959. In that year, doctors in Providence, RI and Boston began enrolling pregnant women in the
Advice on Mental Health Disorders Brain & Behavior
(4 days ago) ADVICE ON MENTAL HEALTH: Sensory Over-response and Anxiety in Children With and Without Autism A Q&A with Dr. Kimberly Carpenter of Duke University, who has conducted important research on preschoolers with overly sensitive senses—children who are intensely bothered by stimuli such as loud or high-pitched sounds, or the sensation of clothing
Important Advances Funded Through BBRF Grants Brain
(4 days ago) Dr. Zarate is Chief of Experimental Therapeutics of the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at George Washington University.
Psychosocial Interventions Are Found to Reduce
(9 days ago) A new analysis of 56 randomized clinical trials has concluded that psychosocial interventions can significantly reduce inflammation and enhance beneficial immune system function. It is a finding of considerable significance in light of recent estimates indicating that up to 50% of all deaths worldwide are currently attributable to illnesses that involve inflammation.
Scientific Council Brain & Behavior Research Foundation
(5 days ago) The BBRF Scientific Council guides the Foundation to fund creative and impactful research relevant to the whole spectrum of mental illness. Led by Dr. Herbert Pardes, the founding President of our Scientific Council, the all-volunteer group of 183 pre-eminent mental health researchers rigorously evaluates every grant application, identifying the most promising, high-quality science.
A Novel Way to Help People in Prisons and Jails with
(6 days ago) As for why we need it: remember, when the existing community mental health system was set up in the 1960s and 1970s, people with the most severe mental illnesses were still in state hospitals. The community mental health system was underfunded, and it wasn’t even set up to handle the most seriously ill.
May is Mental Health Month – How are you doing
(6 days ago) Mental Health Awareness Month has been observed nationally in the month of May since 1949. It was created by Mental Health America to educate Americans about mental illness and mental health. Its goals include fighting stigma, providing support, educating the public, and advocating for policies that support people with mental illness and their families.
Study Reveals Adults With Mental Disorders Are At
(Just Now) A systematic study based on the health histories of over 61 million American adults has found that people with a recent diagnosis of a mental disorder have a significantly increased risk for COVID-19 infection and tend to have worse outcomes than people infected with COVID-19 who don’t have a mental disorder. “Recent diagnosis” in the study was defined as within the last year.
Mental Illness (General) Brain & Behavior Research
(1 days ago) In 2014, there were an estimated 9.8 million adults aged 18 or older in the United States with serious mental illness. This number represented 4.2% of all U.S. adults. More than 46% of children will experience any mental illness during their life. Since 1987, The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation has awarded more than $408 million to fund
ADVICE ON MENTAL HEALTH: Sensory Over-response and Anxiety
(7 days ago) ADVICE ON MENTAL HEALTH - from Brain & Behavior Magazine, September 2021 issue. Q&A with Kimberly L. H. Carpenter, Ph.D. Duke University School of Medicine Assistant Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Assistant Research Professor in the Social Science Research Institute 2015 BBRF Young Investigator Grant
Addiction Brain & Behavior Research Foundation
(8 days ago) The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (BBRF) has awarded more than $6 million to Addiction Research since 1987. BBRF is the nation’s top non-governmental funder of mental health research grants. We have awarded more than $394 million to fund more than 5,700 grants to more than 4,700 scientists around the world.
Top 10 Advances in Psychiatric Research for 2019 from the
(4 days ago) NEW YORK (January 23, 2020) – The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, the largest private funder of mental health research grants, has announced the 2019 Leading Research Achievements by BBRF Grantees, Prizewinners & Scientific Council Members. These scientists are making significant advances in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental health conditions …
Bipolar Disorder Brain & Behavior Research Foundation
(5 days ago) Key Figures. 5.7 million. Bipolar disorder affects approximately 5.7 million adult Americans or about 2.8% of the U.S. population age 18 and older every year. *. * Source: National Institute of Mental Health. 60 million people. Bipolar disorder affects about 60 million people worldwide. *.
Study Sheds Light on Prevalence of 'Long-COVID,' Including
(2 days ago) This is significant in public health terms given that most people with COVID-19 are in the latter group," the researchers noted. Finally, the fact that some long-COVID features appeared only after the 3-month mark following diagnosis suggests that in some patients there may be a delayed onset.
Pardes Humanitarian Prize in Mental Health Brain
(6 days ago) Pardes Humanitarian Prize in Mental Health This International Prize, bestowed annually at the International Awards Dinner in New York City, recognizes an individual or organization, whose extraordinary contribution has made a profound and lasting impact by improving the lives of people suffering from mental illness and by advancing the understanding of mental health.
Please Take Adolescent Mental Health Seriously! Brain
(4 days ago) Please Take Adolescent Mental Health Seriously! Posted: October 17, 2012. A young woman with borderline personality disorder uses social media to transform the pain of her experience into benefit for others. From The Quarterly, Summer 2012. Danielle Zavala, a vivacious 26-year-old from Austin, Texas, uses the Internet just as much as anyone
International Mental Health Research Symposium Brain
(2 days ago) Global Mental Health and Stigma: Advancing Science by Reaching the Most Vulnerable Groups with Psychosis Lawrence H. Yang, Ph.D. School of Global Public Health, New York University Adjunct Faculty, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University BBRF MALTZ PRIZEWINNER FOR INNOVATIVE AND PROMISING SCHIZOPHRENIA RESEARCH
Drugs Targeting the Glutamate System Warrant Continued
(6 days ago) The National Institute of Mental Health, hoping to spur development of new medicines to treat psychiatric disorders, has initiated a “Fast-Fail” clinical trial program, in which candidate drugs that have already proven safe in humans can be moved into phase 1B and 2A studies to determine if they engage the biological target(s) in the brain
The 2020 International Mental Health Research Virtual
(4 days ago) Childhood maltreatment or abuse, for instance, increase the likelihood of negative mental health outcomes, including increased risk of suicide over the lifespan. Dr. Turecki also discusses data from his research suggesting that childhood maltreatment leads to differential molecular regulation of a number of key brain molecular pathways.
How to Stay Mentally Healthy During the COVID-19 Pandemic
(2 days ago) • Your own health, the health of your loved ones, health status of others whom you may have exposed to the disease. • The experience of monitoring yourself, or being monitored by others for signs and symptoms of the disease. • Time taken off from work and the potential loss of income and job security.
BBRF Rated as a Top Charity Brain & Behavior Research
(7 days ago) BBRF Rated as a Top Charity. Posted: November 20, 2019. The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (BBRF) is committed to awarding research grants to develop improved treatments, cures, and methods of prevention for mental illness. Since 1987, we have awarded more than $408 million to fund more than 5,900 grants to thousands of scientists around
Study Helps Reveal How Microbes In Our Gut Can Affect Our
(1 days ago) Studies in animals are helping reveal how the microbes that live in our guts can affect our emotions. According to research reported August 25, 2017, in the journal Microbiome, dozens of gene-regulating molecules called microRNAs in the brain are under the microbes’ influence. Wiping out these microbial communities disrupts microRNA levels in brain regions involved in fear processing, which
Frequently Asked Questions about Anxiety Brain
(4 days ago) Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is an exaggerated anxiety and tension that persists for months on end and affects approximately 6.8 million Americans or about 3.1 percent of the population. GAD causes people to anticipate catastrophe and worry excessively about many things, from overarching concerns such as health, money or work to more routine concerns such as car repairs
Frequently Asked Questions about Depression Brain
(7 days ago) Frequently Asked Questions about Depression. Depression (major depressive disorder or clinical depression) is a common but serious mood disorder. It causes severe symptoms that affect how you feel, think, and handle daily activities, such as sleeping, eating, or working. To be diagnosed with depression, the symptoms must be present for at least
How Pandemic-Related Stress Affects Families, Parenting
(3 days ago) COVID & MENTAL HEALTH – from Brain & Behavior Magazine, September 2021 issue. In 2020 alone, the COVID-19 virus killed 375,000 Americans, making it the 3rd-leading cause of death in the country, after heart disease and cancer, according to government statistics.
In Pregnant Women with COVID-19, Higher Choline Levels May
(9 days ago) Women who develop a COVID-19 infection during the early months of pregnancy have more to worry about than their own health. They must also worry about whether or how their infection will affect the fetus as it develops in the womb. In such situations, any impact will depend on numerous factors, among which are the timing of the infection and the mother’s nutrition.
A Person with Mental Illness, Not a Mentally Ill Person
(Just Now) Donna Morrissey invests in brain and behavior research hoping for development of better diagnostic tools for people, like her son, living with mental illness. The misdiagnosis of Donna Morrissey’s son, Michael, mobilized her as an advocate for mental health research. At 22, Michael started to experience auditory hallucinations and was feeling increasingly threatened, Morrissey
Self-Love and What It Means Brain & Behavior Research
(2 days ago) Self-love is a state of appreciation for oneself that grows from actions that support our physical, psychological and spiritual growth. Self-love means having a high regard for your own well-being and happiness. Self-love means taking care of your own needs and not sacrificing your well-being to please others. Self-love means not settling for less than you deserve.
Charles Reynolds, M.D. Brain & Behavior Research Foundation
(2 days ago) Charles F. Reynolds III, MD, is internationally renowned in the field of geriatric psychiatry. His primary research interests focus on mood, grief, and sleep disorders of later life, with a particular focus on mental health services in primary care, improving treatment strategies, depression prevention, and promotion of brain health in older adults.
Breaking the Silence About Mental Illness Brain
(3 days ago) She has dedicated her life to giving voice to parents, children and families, those with mental health challenges, the homeless, and so many more. Tipper works to eradicate the stigma associated with mental illness and is a strong advocate for early intervention and prevention, as well as quality, affordable health care including parity in
Frequently Asked Questions About Addiction Brain
(6 days ago) The U.S Department of Health and Human Services estimates that in 2016, 11.5 million Americans misused prescription opioids and 948,000 Americans used heroin. There were 17,087 deaths resulting from prescription opioid misuse and 15,469 heroin overdose deaths in that same year.
Accelerating Psychiatric Drug Development Brain
(6 days ago) Our PATHWAYS TO THE FUTURE story is about an unconventional approach to developing new psychiatric drugs. Based on an initiative by the National Institute of Mental Health, it’s called “Fast-Fail” and is designed to weed out the weakest drug candidates early in the process, to save time and money. In its first comprehensive test, a team led by two BBRF grantees and including 11 …
Higher Maternal Choline Levels in Pregnancy Had Protective
(3 days ago) Researchers have obtained further evidence that during pregnancy, the presence of adequate levels of choline, an essential nutrient, in the mother’s system has a protective role in the development of the fetal brain and on behavior in children following birth. The new evidence, published in the Journal of Pediatrics, bolsters the case for choline supplementation during