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:
 
Boris Birmaher, M.D., Expert on bipolar disorder
Boris Birmaher, M.D.
November 04, 2013
Click here to watch video. Congratulations to Boris Birmaher, M.D., of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine on receiving the 2013 Colvin Prize for...
B.J. Casey, Ph.D., expert on anxiety research and children and adolescence mental health
B.J. Casey, Ph.D.
October 28, 2013
Early-life stress of “disorganized parental care” or being raised in an orphanage can alter the functioning of the amygdala (the area of the brain that...
Ricardo Carrión, Ph.D.
Ricardo Carrión, Ph.D.
September 11, 2013
With the aid of a NARSAD Grant, a new study of adolescents at high risk for developing psychosis found that their long-term functioning is not solely dependent...
Bita Moghaddam, Ph.D., Expert in Anxiety Research
Bita Moghaddam, Ph.D.
August 02, 2013
Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh demonstrated that a diet containing low amounts of omega-3 fatty acids can lead to anxiety and hyperactivity in...
Joan L. Luby, M.D., Expert on Depression Research
Joan L. Luby, M.D.
July 08, 2013
Brain scan studies of people from elementary school age right up through older adulthood have identified activity patterns associated with depression in a key...

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