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Public Release: 12-Aug-2013
Development and Psychopathology
Study finds that some depressed adolescents are at higher risk for developing anxiety
Some adolescents who suffer with depression also may be at risk for developing anxiety, says psychologist Chrystyna Kouros, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, who led a new study of children's mental health. The study found that among youth who have depression symptoms, the possibility they'll also develop anxiety is greatest for those who have a pessimistic outlook, mothers with a history of anxiety, or poor family relationships. The findings suggest early intervention treatment.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health, NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, William T. Grant Foundation

Contact: Margaret Allen
Southern Methodist University

Public Release: 12-Aug-2013
Yerkes Research Center receives 5-year, $9.5 million grant to study oxytocin
The Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, has received a five-year, $9.5 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to establish a Silvio O. Conte Center in Neuroscience Research to study oxytocin, a brain chemical known for forming bonds between mother and baby.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Contact: Lisa Newbern
Emory Health Sciences

Public Release: 9-Aug-2013
Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research
Racial differences in types of alcohol drinks consumed by adolescent girls
Much more is known about racial differences in rates of alcohol use than types of alcohol consumed. A new study of racial differences in types of alcohol beverages consumed during adolescence has found that, in general, black and white girls report significantly different risk profiles. However, common predictors of heavier drinking profiles for both black and white girls include perceived ease in accessing alcohol, witnessing neighborhood drug dealing, and perceived peer alcohol use.
NIH/National Institute of Drug Abuse, NIH/National Institute of Mental Health, NIH/National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Contact: Tammy Chung, Ph.D.
Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research

Public Release: 4-Aug-2013
Study reveals potential role of 'love hormone' oxytocin in brain function
In a study appearing online Aug. 4 in Nature, NYU Langone Medical Center researchers decipher how oxytocin, acting as a neurohormone in the brain, not only reduces background noise, but more importantly, increases the strength of desired signals. These findings may be relevant to autism, which affects one in 88 children in the United States.
Burnett Fund, Mosbacher Fund, Mathers Foundation, NIH/National Institute of Mental Health, NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Contact: Craig Andrews
NYU Langone Medical Center / New York University School of Medicine

Public Release: 1-Aug-2013
New insight into how brain 'learns' cocaine addiction
A team of researchers says it has solved the longstanding puzzle of why a key protein linked to learning is also needed to become addicted to cocaine. Results of the study, published in the Aug. 1 issue of the journal Cell, describe how the learning-related protein works with other proteins to forge new pathways in the brain in response to a drug-induced rush of the "pleasure" molecule dopamine.
NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse, NIH/National Institute of Mental Health, NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH/National Cancer Institute, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, US Department of Energy

Contact: Shawna Williams
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Public Release: 31-Jul-2013
$1.8 million grant to support research on impact of social stress
Dr. Kim Huhman, a researcher in the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience at Georgia State University, has received a federal five-year, $1.8 million grant for research that may lead to improved strategies for treating and preventing mental health problems associated with exposure to social stress.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Contact: Natasha De Veauuse Brown
Georgia State University

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