Month: June 2017

  • FEDERAL GOVERNMENT-WIDE EFFORT UNDERWAY TO BETTER ADDRESS SERIOUS MENTAL ILLNESS

    June 10, 2017

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announced the formation of a new federal interagency initiative to better address serious mental illness (SMI) across the nation. The Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee (ISMICC) was created under the 21st Century Cures Act to foster coordination of all federal efforts related to SMI.

  • AHRQ RESEARCH REVEALS MASSAGE, SENSORY INTERVENTIONS IMPROVE AUTISM BEHAVIORS

    June 10, 2017

    Sensory-focused interventions – such as massage, swinging and trampoline exercises, and exposure to different textures – reduced sensory and motor impairments in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to an analysis funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), highlighted in the journal Pediatrics.

  • NIMH Grantee Wins One of Science’s Most Coveted Prizes

    June 10, 2017

    Deisseroth honored for optogenetics, CLARITY, depression circuitry insights NIMH grantee Karl Deisseroth, M.D., Ph.D., of Stanford University, has been awarded one of science’s most generous prizes. A German foundation presented the inventor of technologies that are transforming neuroscience with its four million euros Fresenius Prize on May 31, 2017. In bestowing the honor, the Else […]