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:
 
William E. Copeland, Ph.D. of Duke University Medical Center and expert on anxiety disorders and depression
William E. Copeland, Ph.D.
April 08, 2013
Research supported in part by the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation finds that children who bully, are bullied, or experience both being bullied and...
Richard J. Davidson, Ph.D., expert on anxiety and stress
Richard J. Davidson, Ph.D.
March 01, 2013
From The Quarterly, Winter 2013 How early in life does exposure to stress raise a child’s likelihood to suffer anxiety, depression, or other stress-related...
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation NARSAD Grantee Inge-Marie Eigsti, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut
Inge-Marie Eigsti, Ph.D.
January 18, 2013
A recent study published online on Jan. 16 and scheduled for print publication in the Feb. 2013 issue of Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry shows that...
NARSAD Grantee Robert Freedman, M.D., Professor and Chairman, Department of Psychiatry and Pharmacology, University of Colorado and Editor of The American Journal of Psychiatry, expert on schizophrenia
Robert Freedman, M.D.
January 15, 2013
According to a new study by a research team that includes NARSAD Grantees Robert Freedman, M.D., Randal G. Ross, M.D., Sherry Leonard, Ph.D. and Karen E....
Scientific Council Member and NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Grantee Rachel G. Klein, Ph.D., Director, Saltz Institute for Anxiety & Mood Disorders and Fascitelli Family Professor of Child Adolescent Psychiatry, New York University (NYU) Child Study Center, NYU Langone Medical Center, expert on childhood disorders including ADHD
Rachel G. Klein, Ph.D.
January 11, 2013
New findings from a study led by Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Scientific Council Member and NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Grantee Rachel G....

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