Mental Illness (General)

Brain Matters
Blog

2016 International Mental Health Research Symposium

On Friday, October 28, 2016 the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation hosted its 28th Annual International Mental Health Research Symposium. Guests were treated to insightful, educational and inspiring presentations by the 2016 Foundation Outstanding Achievement Prizewinners.

Read More
Enhancing Early Childhood Development

Adverse childhood experiences such as exposure to trauma or violence, even during the prenatal period when the brain is first developing, mold how the brain is organized, and have major impact on how our genes are expressed. Brain imaging studies show that traumatized children or children raised in poverty have different interconnections in their brain regions. If you’ve been exposed to violence, you’re at an increased risk of being re-victimized.

Read More
Advice for Parents of Children with Behavioral and Psychiatric Disorders

You want to ask who at the school or hospital, or within its department of psychiatry, sees children. Find out who in particular specializes in the kind of problem your child may be facing. Once you are presented with the name of a doctor or therapist, it’s smart to ask how much experience that person has had with other children like yours, and what approaches to treatment he or she might take.

Read More