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:
 
Deanna Barch, Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on depression
Deanna Barch, Ph.D.
November 25, 2014
Three past recipients of NARSAD grant awards and their colleagues at Washington University, St. Louis have reported the first-ever structural brain biomarker...
Deanna Barch, Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on depression
Deanna Barch, Ph.D.
November 22, 2014
From The Quarterly, Fall 2014 Over the last two decades, researchers have learned that severe stress experienced early in life can change the brain in ways...
Francis S. Lee, M.D., Ph.D. - Brain and behavior research expert on mental health
Francis S. Lee, M.D., Ph.D.
November 03, 2014
One in five adolescents has a mental illness that will persist into adulthood. Because mental health costs pose such a global economic burden, leaders in...
Victor Carrion, M.D., PTSD Expert Researcher
Victor Carrion, M.D.
August 15, 2014
From The Quarterly, Summer 2014 Impressive progress is being made by Foundation- funded scientists to understand and more effectively treat post-traumatic...
William E. Copeland, Ph.D., Expert on child and adolescent mental health research including anxiety and bullying
William E. Copeland, Ph.D.
May 27, 2014
2008 NARSAD Young Investigator Grantee William E. Copeland, Ph.D., of Duke University Medical Center, led research that helps explain why children who are...

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