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:
 
Kathryn M. Lenz, Ph.D.
Kathryn M. Lenz, Ph.D.
December 07, 2016
Microglia, immune cells that reside in the brain and spinal cord, are a first-line defense against infection in the central nervous system. But the immune...
Johanna M. Jarcho, Ph.D. - Brain & Behavior Research Expert on mental health
Johanna M. Jarcho, Ph.D.
October 11, 2016
Social reticence—a personality trait characterized by shy, withdrawn behavior—early in life may lead to poor social functioning in the long-term. While this...
David J. Miklowitz, Ph.D. - Brain & Behavior Research Expert on Bipolar Disorder
David J. Miklowitz, Ph.D.
September 30, 2016
From The Quarterly, September 2016 Advice on Caring for Children and Adolescents with Bipolar Disorder David Miklowitz, Ph.D. is Professor of Psychiatry in the...
F. Xavier Castellanos, M.D. - Brain & Behavior Research Expert on ADHD
F. Xavier Castellanos, M.D.
September 30, 2016
From The Quarterly, September 2016 “IT’S YOUR JOB TO FIGURE OUT WHAT ADHD IS.” These words, spoken decades ago, helped shape the career of F. Xavier...
Jacob Gratten, Ph.D. - Brain & Behavior Research Expert on autism
Jacob Gratten, Ph.D.
July 19, 2016
Children born to older fathers have a higher risk of developing mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and autism spectrum disorders. Now, a new study suggests...

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