National Institute of Mental Health

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Penn Holderness wasn't diagnosed with ADHD until adulthood.
December 12, 2023

Taking on the stigma of ADHD

Penn Holderness and his wife Kim made history last year by becoming the oldest contestants ever to win the long-running...

ADHD, Mental Health
Finding the right medication can take time.
November 28, 2023

What medications are used to treat ADHD?

If you or your child has attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), you might be curious about medications for treating its symptoms....

ADHD

An NIH-funded training program uses a driving simulator and eye-tracking technology to help teens with ADHD become safer drivers.
November 21, 2023

Exploring ADHD…with science!

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects millions of people worldwide. We know more about ADHD than we used to, but there’s...

NIH Research, ADHD
ADHD can cause challenges with attention, focus, hyperactivity, and impulsivity.
November 14, 2023

Understanding ADHD: What you need to know

Everyone has trouble sitting still or staying focused from time to time. But for people with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD),...

ADHD

Anxiety disorders are one of the most common types of mental illness.
October 10, 2023

Anxiety: What you need to know

Anxiety is a natural part of life, and most of us experience it at some point. You might feel nervous,...

Anxiety, Mental Health
All anxiety disorders involve excessive fear or worry that disrupts daily life.
October 04, 2023

4 types of common anxiety disorders

While anxiety disorders vary based on symptoms and triggers, they can all interfere with daily activities. Understanding the different types...

Anxiety, Mental Health

Antidepressants can help treat depression, anxiety, and other conditions.
September 21, 2023

Commonly prescribed antidepressants and how they work

Antidepressants are among the most searched-for medications online. But there is a lot of information out there to sift through....

Antidepressants, Mental Health
Listening to music or setting aside alone time can help teens manage stress.
May 18, 2023

Teens and stress: When it’s more than worry

Stress—and sometimes feeling anxious—is a natural and normal experience for everyone, including children and teenagers. But when those feelings last...

Anxiety

Adolescence can be a complicated time, especially for mental health, and some teens want their communities to do more in response.
May 16, 2023

Teens are talking about mental health

The prevalence of mental health issues is hard to measure, but federal data show how widespread the challenges are. The...

Mental Health
A trained mental health professional can help you improve your mental well-being.
April 18, 2022

Getting help for mental health

About one in five Americans live with a mental health condition. If you or someone you know is struggling, it’s...

Mental Health

Personal Story

Readers, including the Srikonda family, Alyssa and Kevin Gbolie, and Ed Piscitelli, share their pandemic takeaways.
July 05, 2021

How have you managed stress during COVID-19?

During this global pandemic, we have all had to make changes to our daily lives. We asked readers to tell...

Mental Health, Personal Story, Health Overview, Children and Teenagers, Men, Seniors, Women
Tracy Sekhon helped support her son Luca, who is now 10, through his autism diagnosis journey.
April 27, 2020

Embracing autism diagnosis helps family take charge

Luca is in fifth grade. He loves playing video games, building things, and learning about space. He can tell you...

Autism Spectrum Disorder, Personal Story