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.


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."


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


Read The Quarterly, Summer 2012 - Focus on "Childhood and Adolescence"

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Research Discoveries:
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....
Scientific Council member Jeffrey A. Lieberman, M.D., Lawrence C. Kolb Professor and Chairman of Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center, appeared on yesterday’s Charlie Rose and gave two interviews to CBS This Morning
Jeffrey A. Lieberman, M.D.
December 18, 2012
The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation offers heartfelt condolences for all who suffered tragic losses in Connecticut. Our Scientific Council members and...
Elisabeth Binder, M.D., Ph.D., Research Group Leader at the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, expert on Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Elisabeth Binder, M.D., Ph.D.
December 04, 2012
NARSAD Young Investigator Grantee Elisabeth Binder, M.D., Ph.D., Research Group Leader at the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, was part of a study group...
Karen Dineen Wagner, M.D., Ph.D., Marie B. Gale Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston and Director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. An internationally recognized expert in the treatment of childhood mood disorders
Dr. Karen Dineen Wagner
December 03, 2012
The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation celebrated 25 years of Empowering Research for Productive Lives and honored eight extraordinary scientists at its...
Richard J. Davidson, Ph.D., Two-time NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Grantee and neuroscientist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, expert on anxiety
Richard J. Davidson, Ph.D.
November 14, 2012
Two-time NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Grantee, Richard J. Davidson, Ph.D., helped lead a study showing a causal relationship between stress experienced in...


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