Being a recent graduate of a bachelor’s degree program in Psychology, it has become my passion to help those that I dedicated long hours of study and thought to during my college days. I still remember sitting in...
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General Mental Illness
Brain and behavior disorders are common in the United States and internationally. An estimated 26.2 percent of Americans ages 18 and older – about 1 in 4 adults – suffer from one or more of these disorders in a given year. Brain and behavior disorders are common among children in the United States and are increasingly being recognized and diagnosed at an early age. Just over 20 percent (or 1 in 5) children live with a debilitating mental illness.
Out of the 10 leading causes of disability identified and tracked in the United States and other developed countries; four are brain and behavior disorders: major depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
It is estimated that:
- 18% of American adults will suffer from an anxiety disorder each year
- 10% of Americans adults will suffer from depression each year
- 4% of American adults will suffer from attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) each year
- 4% of American adults will suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder each year
- 3% of American adults will suffer from bipolar disorder each year
- 1% of American adults will suffer from schizophrenia each year
- 1% of American adults will suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) each year
- 1 in every 88 8-year-old children are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder
(*Source: National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the Center for Disease Control)
On October 29, 2010, NARSAD awarded six distinguished scientists for their Outstanding Achievements in mental health research. Dr. Robert C. Malenka from Stanford University received the Goldman-Rakic Prize for...
On October 28 and 29, NARSAD hosted three very exciting and important events in the mental health community. First, Thursday night was the 2010 Scientists’ Dinner honoring the 2010 Outstanding Achievement Award Winners,...
Contact: Barbara Wheeler
Six brilliant researchers will receive NARSAD Outstanding Achievement Awards for accomplishments in...
NARSAD Announces Discovery to Recovery National Awards...
I’ve been working at The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (formally NARSAD) for just over a month and am continuously learning how brain scientists are unraveling the mysteries of mental illness.