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

Register for our September Webinar
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:
 
Drs. Terrie Moffit and Avshalom Caspi accept their 2010 NARSAD Ruane Prize from NARSAD Scientific Council President, Dr. Herbert Pardes
Drs. Terrie Moffit and Avshalom Caspi accept their 2010 NARSAD Ruane Prize from NARSAD Scientific Council President, Dr. Herbert Pardes
November 23, 2010
Drs. Terrie Moffitt and Avshalom Caspi from Duke University and King’s College London, were honored with the 2010 Ruane Prize for Outstanding Achievement in...
Avshalom Caspi, Ph.D. and Dr. Terrie Moffitt
Drs. Caspi and Moffitt
October 01, 2010
Dr. Avshalom Caspi uses the tools of psychology, epidemiology and neuroscience in his research, and has made significant contributions to understanding the...
Mani N. Pavuluri, M.D., Ph.D.
Mani N. Pavuluri, M.D., Ph.D.
August 01, 2010
Dr. Pavuluri of the University of Illinois at Chicago led a study that used sophisticated brain imaging technology (functional magnetic resonance imaging or...

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