Many people on the spectrum take multiple medications — which can lead to serious side effects and may not even be effective.
If passed, the $6.3 billion 21st Century Cures Act would make mental health a national priority.
A new approach quickly captures an individual’s gene expression pattern at the level of a single neuron.
Given its reputation, the most shocking thing about electroconvulsive therapy might be how beneficial — and banal — it actually is.
One in five children in the United States have a psychiatric condition, but schools often lack the training and resources they need to give these students the support they need.
Mental health conditions crop up more than twice as often in families that include a child with autism as in the general population.
Researchers are studying more than 1,000 postmortem brains with the goal of unearthing shared genetic roots in neuropsychiatric conditions, including autism.
DNA sequences called enhancers — which boost the expression of genes from within or outside them — are enriched for genetic variants linked to autism, suggests a new study. The finding may help researchers understand how variants outside genes contribute to autism.
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