Children & Adolescents

National Children's Mental Health Awareness Month

In honor of the 1-in-5 children living with mental illness (according to the National Institute of Mental Health), this page highlights important progress being made to better understand psychiatric disorders in children and to improve early intervention techniques and treatments. You’ll find here NARSAD Grant-funded research projects and discoveries, videos of prizewinning researchers, stories of recovery from some of our supporters and more.

Videos:

The following playlists contain videos related to child and adolescent psychiatric research:

Foundation Prizewinner Video Playlist

Prizewinner Symposium Presentations - Children & Adolescent Research

Foundation Webinars - Children & Adolescent Research

 

Meet-the-Scientist Webinar Series:

BJ Casey

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Sign up today for our free September webinar featuring BJ Casey, Ph.D., as she discusses "Child and Adolescent Psychiatry."

CURRENT NARSAD GRANT-FUNDED PROJECTS:

In the past year alone, the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation has awarded 65 NARSAD Grant projects to researchers focused on finding ways to alleviate the suffering caused by mental illness in children and adolescents. Read about these current NARSAD Grant-funded projects.

Stories of Recovery:

Read about children and teens recovering from mental illness:

One Mom Shares How Early Intervention in Bipolar Disorder Saved Her Daughter’s Life

I Thought Maybe This Was Normal - A family’s struggle with bipolar disorder highlights the importance of diagnosis and early intervention

Focus on Family Support - Ann and Rob Laitman support the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation with the hope that their son, Daniel, will realize his hopes and dreams

Publications:

Read The Quarterly, Summer 2012 - Focus on "Childhood and Adolescence"

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Research Discoveries:
 
Victor Carrion, M.D., PTSD Expert Researcher
Victor Carrion, M.D.
August 15, 2014
From The Quarterly, Summer 2014 Impressive progress is being made by Foundation- funded scientists to understand and more effectively treat post-traumatic...
William E. Copeland, Ph.D., Expert on child and adolescent mental health research including anxiety and bullying
William E. Copeland, Ph.D.
May 27, 2014
2008 NARSAD Young Investigator Grantee William E. Copeland, Ph.D., of Duke University Medical Center, led research that helps explain why children who are...
Jay N. Giedd, M.D., expert researcher on the teen brain and schizophrenia
Jay N. Giedd, M.D.
April 28, 2014
The interaction between genes and the environment have long been known to influence the brain and behavior. The cerebral cortex, the most highly evolved human...
Barbara J. Weiland, Ph.D., expert on substance abuse and use disorders
Barbara J. Weiland, Ph.D.
April 25, 2014
Barbara J. Weiland, Ph.D., now of the University of Colorado, Boulder, used her 2012 NARSAD Young Investigator Grant to study substance abuse in young people...
Lisa M. Monteggia, Ph.D., expert on autism research
Lisa M. Monteggia, Ph.D.
April 24, 2014
Two recipients of NARSAD Independent Investigator Grants report new research results suggesting a promising new approach to treat a serious neurological...

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