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:
 
James F. Leckman, M.D., Ph.D. - Brain & Behavior Research Expert on Early Intervention
James F. Leckman, M.D., Ph.D.
May 01, 2016
From The Quarterly, May 2016 James F. Leckman, M.D., Ph.D., is the Neison Harris Professor of Child Psychiatry, Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Psychology at Yale....
Joan L. Luby, M.D. - Brain & Behavior Research Expert on Depression
Joan L. Luby, M.D.
May 01, 2016
From The Quarterly, May 2016 Over the past decade, it has become clear that even very young children can suffer from clinical depression. Now, research...
Daniel S. Pine, M.D. - Brain & Behavior Research Expert on anxiety
Daniel S. Pine, M.D.
September 15, 2015
From The Quarterly, Summer 2015 Daniel S. Pine, M.D., a member of the Foundation’s Scientific Council, is the chief of the Section on Development and Affective...
David Shaffer, M.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on mental health & suicide
David Shaffer, M.D.
June 11, 2015
From The Quarterly, Spring 2015 David Shaffer, M.D., is the Irving Philips Professor of Child Psychiatry & Professor of Psychiatry & Pediatrics at The...
Judith L. Rapoport, M.D. - brain and behavior research expert on mental illness
Judith L. Rapoport, M.D.
January 22, 2015
From The Quarterly, Winter 2015 Since 1984, Foundation Scientific Council member Judith L. Rapoport, M.D., has been Chief of the Child Psychiatry Branch at the...

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