Kids Meet a Teen With Chronic Illness | Kids Meet | HiHo Kids

– So is there a life expectancy for this disease? – It very well may kill me and it very well may kill me before I’m 25. Yeah. Really heavy. (soft upbeat music) Did you know anything about who you were going to be meeting beforehand? – No. – You guys sprung one on her (laughs). (group laughs) You can […]

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Childhood Bipolar Disorder

Dr. Leibenluft: The important thing to remember about bipolar disorder is that it presents in terms of what are called episodes. Announcer: Dr. Ellen Liebenluft is chief of the NIMH section on bipolar spectrum disorders and the mood and anxiety disorders program. Since coming to the institute in 1989, she has focused on the inner workings of the brain – […]

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Generalized Anxiety Disorder – Join A Study

Do you seem to worry about everything, all the time? Work? Family? Finances? Your health? We are conducting research studies to better understand generalized anxiety disorder that affects over 6.8 million Americans. If you’re between the ages of 18-50, you may be eligible for outpatient studies that may involve research assessments, computer tasks, and possibly brain imaging, among other procedures. […]

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Categories of mental disorders | Behavior | MCAT | Khan Academy

– [Voiceover] In this video I want to talk briefly about the different types of mental disorders. There is an enormous number of mental disorders, many of which may have overlapping features. For most categories of mental disorders there is usually a stipulation that the mental abnormalities are not due to the use of medications, substances, or another medical condition, […]

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Children’s Mental Health Disorders – A Journey for Parents and Children

♪ Music ♪ Eartha (Josh’s Mother) – I saw symptoms of something, especially with his learning. I noticed he was having problems with colors. For me, he wasn’t articulate enough for his age. Whenever we would have guest over or friends, you know he would meet them at the door and jump on them. Josh – It feels like a […]

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Mental Illness in Stressful Times – An Asian-American Family’s Story

(Dr. Richard Nakamura) I’m basically a NIH and NIMH lifer. (narrator) Doctor Richard Nakamura now directs the NIH’s Center for Scientific Review, where all incoming grant applications undergo initial evaluation. But for the first 33 years of his NIH career, Doctor Nakamura served in the National Institute of Mental Health. He eventually rose to the post of deputy director, acting […]

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Five mental disorders share some of the same genes

CUTHBERT: This study examined five different psychiatric disorders that we’ve always thought of as distinct disorders. Autism spectrum disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and unipolar depression. It examined the genetics in all of these disorders in one BIG sample, as though they were simply a single illness. And they found genes that were in common across all […]

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Why delayed onset of mental illness? Genes impact suspect brain areas late

Twins are the best way to address nature/nurture questions. Identical twins, or monozygotic, share almost one hundred percent of their DNA. And fraternal twins, or dizygotic, share out about fifty percent. So by seeing how much more alike the identical twins are than non-identical, we can get a sense for how much the DNA matters for brain or behavior or […]

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Children’s Mental Health | Breaking Stigma and Creating Change

You kind of have a road map of what it’s going to be like for the rest of your life and all of that all the sudden came into question. I think I was pretty numb, I think my husband was kind of in denial. We haven’t told a lot of people about Jack because we’re so worried about the […]

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