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:
 
Nenad Sestan, M.D., Ph.D., Expert brain researcher
Nenad Sestan, M.D., Ph.D.
January 17, 2014
A team of researchers from Yale School of Medicine has discovered how and when a primary section of the human brain develops at different stages from...
Jay N. Giedd, M.D., Expert on child and adolescent psychiatric research
Jay N. Giedd, M.D.
January 17, 2014
Congratulations to Jay N. Giedd, M.D., of the National Institute of Mental Health on receiving the 2013 Ruane Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Child and...
James F. Leckman, M.D. of Yale University, Expert in Autism
James F. Leckman, M.D.
December 05, 2013
Oxytocin, commonly referred to as the “love hormone” since it is known to play a role in emotional bonding and trust, has been shown to stimulate brain...
Tara Peris, Ph.D. - Brain and behavior research expert on anxiety
Tara Peris, Ph.D.
November 21, 2013
Brain researchers at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) used functional magnetic...
Ryan J. Herringa, M.D., Ph.D., Depression and anxiety expert
Ryan J. Herringa, M.D., Ph.D.
November 18, 2013
Ryan J. Herringa, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and 2012 NARSAD Young Investigator Grant recipient,...

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