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:
 
Theodore D. Satterthwaite, M.D.
Theodore D. Satterthwaite, M.D.
April 09, 2014
2010 NARSAD Young Investigator Grantee Theodore D. Satterthwaite, M.D., of the University of Pennsylvania, led research that demonstrated specific gender...
Dara Sakolsky, M.D., Ph.D., expert in anxiety research
Dara Sakolsky, M.D., Ph.D.
March 27, 2014
Anxiety disorders may be the most common childhood-onset psychiatric illnesses, and without proper intervention, their symptoms can persist throughout...
Joseph Biederman, M.D. - Brain and behavior research expert on adhd
Joseph Biederman, M.D.
March 12, 2014
2002 NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Grantee Joseph Biederman, M.D., collaborated in a study that may help to explain the dramatic spike, estimated at up to...
Jay N. Giedd, M.D. - brain and behavior research expert on depression
Jay N. Giedd, M.D.
March 05, 2014
From The Quarterly, Winter 2014 Few parents are surprised to hear that the brains of teens are different. The teen brain is not a broken or defective adult...
Victor Carrion, M.D., PTSD Expert Researcher
Victor Carrion, M.D.
March 04, 2014
Working with 7th graders in a low-income, high-crime area of Palo Alto, CA, researchers led by 2000 NARSAD Young Investigator Grantee, Victor Carrion, M.D.,...

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