Information on this page describes recent advances in research and provides resources for finding further information on the study of the brain, behavior, and severe mental illnesses.
Go to PubMED - An electronic search engine of scientific articles published in thousands of journals across the world. It is hosted by the National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health.
Go to CRISP - NIH’s search engine for all of their funded studies.
In the Federal government, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), one institute in the National Institutes of Health, is the federal agency responsible for severe mental illness research. Or, to visit all of the institutes at the NIH, click here.
Also in the federal government, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality funds research looking at healthcare quality.
The Institute of Medicine, a part of the National Academies of Science, is made up of a leading body of scientists that synthesize scientific information related to health and make policy recommendations.
Making Sense of Research: Developing Critical Appraisal Skills, a report from the Global Health Council, provides pointers to help readers assess clinical research in order to make more informed decisions. It also offers useful questions to ask when examining the validity and rigor of a study, definitions of key terms and tips for sources of further information.