Guest Scientist: Psychotic Disorders and Metacognitive Remediation – Dr. Nicholas Breitborde

Psychotic disorders, such as schizophrenia, are devastating illnesses that are characterized by symptoms such as hallucinations, delusions, and disorganized thought and speech.  Yet, growing research has suggested that the greatest barrier faced by individuals in their recovery from psychotic disorders is declines in cognitive functioning. Unexplained worsening of skills such as memory, problem-solving, and attention is Read more about Guest Scientist: Psychotic Disorders and Metacognitive Remediation – Dr. Nicholas Breitborde[…]

Have You Heard? IMHR’s First Annual Symposium on Early Intervention for Psychosis is Coming to Phoenix in February!

The Institute for Mental Health Research has endeavored over the past few months to create a series of engaging educational events for 2018 that showcase all the nuances and advances that have been made and are being made in the field of mental health research. This past year, the doors opened at the IMHR’s Epicenter, Read more about Have You Heard? IMHR’s First Annual Symposium on Early Intervention for Psychosis is Coming to Phoenix in February![…]

Happy New Year from IMHR

We hope that 2018 will be our most spectacular year yet! We have numerous exciting endeavors and projects underway that we can’t wait to share with you, including our first annual Symposium on Intervention for Early Psychosis, a new series of monthly events, and the IMHR Prize and Gala, all of which you can read Read more about Happy New Year from IMHR[…]

Focus on Mental Health: Identifying Substance Abuse Among Mentally Ill Adolescents

The Institute for Mental Health Research is kicking off a new series of events — Focus on Mental Health — that have been created to share information with the public about mental health. The focus of these events will be on innovation and best practices in research and practice, and many of the events will Read more about Focus on Mental Health: Identifying Substance Abuse Among Mentally Ill Adolescents[…]

Guest Scientist: Abnormal Blood Vessels in the Eye Linked with Schizophrenia – Dr. Madeline Meier

Schizophrenia is a debilitating mental illness characterized by psychosis (i.e., hallucinations, delusions) and cognitive deficits. Despite more than a century of research, the causes of schizophrenia are unclear. Recently, however, researchers discovered something that they think will help them understand why some people develop schizophrenia. Researchers discovered that people with schizophrenia have abnormal retinal blood Read more about Guest Scientist: Abnormal Blood Vessels in the Eye Linked with Schizophrenia – Dr. Madeline Meier[…]

IMHR’s Early Psychosis Intervention Center (Epicenter)

Under the tutelage and guidance of Dr. Nick Breitborde, an expert in psychiatry, schizophrenia, and psychosis, IMHR has spearheaded an ambitious and game-changing project in mental health care: a center, backed by a research institute, dedicated to helping teens and young adults struggling with early episodes of psychotic disorders. Why is this center so outside Read more about IMHR’s Early Psychosis Intervention Center (Epicenter)[…]