U.S. National Institute of Mental Health
Research conducted and supported by the National Institute of Mental Health brings hope to millions of people who suffer from mental illness and to their families and friends. In many years of work with animal as well as human subjects, researchers have advanced our understanding of the brain and vastly expanded the capability of mental health professionals to diagnose, treat, and prevent mental and brain disorders.
Now, in the 1990s, which the President and Congress have declared the "Decade of the Brain," we stand at the threshold of a new era in brain and behavioral sciences. Through research, we will learn even more about mental and brain disorders such as anxiety disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. And we will be able to use this knowledge to develop new therapies that can help more people overcome mental illness.
NIMH is part of the Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration, and the National Institute of Mental Health is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Federal Government's primary agency for biomedical and behavioral research. NIH is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, Maryland 20857
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