NIMH - learn the diagnosis of a problem and treat it. Some...

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Lindsay Kramer Psych 330-01 Dr. Austad 9/18/07 NIMH evidence based paper The National Institute of Mental Health, also known as NIMH, is the largest scientific organization in the world that is dedicated to research focused on the understanding, treatment, and prevention of mental health issues and the promotion of mental health. Some NIMH research that is important towards psychology is their internal division, where scientists are conducting research involving; mechanisms of the brain, brain functioning, cellular and molecular levels, clinical investigations, and finding the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of a mental illness. Many of NIMH studies of lifespan include mood disorders, anxiety, schizophrenia, obsessive compulsive disorder, and A.D.H.D. These studies can interest those who are involved in psychology, so they too can
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Unformatted text preview: learn the diagnosis of a problem and treat it. Some studies that are currently being conducted are related to eating disorders. These eating disorders relate to abnormal psychology because a person should not be putting themselves in such dangerous and self mutilating situations. Although the numbers are high, many people should not be suffering from bulimia, anorexia, or binge eating. EBM at Duke University stands for Evidence Based Medicine. This can apply to mental health because to diagnose a problem, it must be supported with evidence, this includes mental health issues. The EBM is useful for looking up previous illnesses and diseases with support of evidence....
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