National Institute of Science and Technology for Developmental Psychiatry for Childhood and Adolescence Management committee Eurípedes Constantino Miguel Luis Augusto Rohde Marcos Mercadante Guilherme Vanoni Polanczyk Main researchers Bacy Fleitlich-Bilyk, Cristiane Silvestre de Paula, Euripedes Constantino Miguel, Gisele Gus Manfro, Guilherme Vanoni Polanczyk, Helena Brentani, Luis Augusto Rohde, Magdala Araújo Novaes, Marcos T. Mercadante, Maria Conceição do Rosário, Ricardo Pietrobon, Rodrigo A. Bressan, Rodrigo Yacubian Fernandes, Roseli G. Shavitt, Sandra J. Grisi, Sandra Scivoletto, Silvana Chiavegatto Main research topics To estimate the prevalence of mental disorders in Brazilian children and adolescents; Investigate the biological and psychosocial factors associated with the development of mental disorders in children and adolescents at risk; Develop and test interventions to prevent the development of mental disorders in children and adolescents at risk; To obtain depth knowledge on neurobiological mechanisms of specific disorders; Test interventive strategies for the treatment of mental disorders in children and adolescents; To instruct professionals from the Educational system and primary care health system for the recognition and management of major mental disorders; Support and encourage education of Brazilian professionals in the psychiatry area, Invest in adjunctive technologies (telemedicine tools, electronic medical records) to improve our actions. Summary of achievements and perspectives The INPD is an unique initiative that combines several research groups in Brazil and abroad in response to a demand from Brazilian society, which seeks a better future for their children. The 16 projects that constitute INPD were specifically formulated in response to CNPq’s call. The first year of operation was dedicated to organize the team and the research infrastructure, training human resources and dissemination of Developmental Psychiatry. A large investment was made in human resources training throughout a range of initiatives such as the postgraduate course by teleconference, enabling the participation of students from four centers in Brazil and foreign professors. The INPD team actively participated in conferences in Brazil and abroad, disseminating and adding new knowledge. Research projects recruited participants and have evaluated about 10,000 children. We will continue monitoring the development of participant children, aiming to better delineate the trajectories that lead to mental disorders. In parallel, we will develop and test interventions aiming to prevent the development of disorders in children at risk. Allied to these projects, we will continue investing in complementary approaches and methodologies, to constitute a coherent and comprehensive body of knowledge that might benefit children and adolescents in our country.
Main publications MIGUEL EC, MERCADANTE MT, GRISI S, ROHDE LA. The national science and technology institute in child and adolescence developmental psychiatry: a new paradigm for Brazilian psychiatry focused on our children and their future. RBP 2009;31:85-8. AMBAR G, CHIAVEGATTO S. Anabolic-androgenic steroid treatment induces behavioral disinhibition and downregulation of serotonin receptor messenger RNA in the prefrontal cortex and amygdala of male mice. Genes, Brain and Behavior 2009; 8: 161-173. DANESE A, MOFFITT TE, POLANCZYK G, et al. Adverse childhood experiences predict adult risk factors for age-related disease: Depression, inflammation, and clustering of metabolic risk markers. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2009; 163: 1135-43. LEE JC, MIGUEL EC, LECKMAN JF, DO ROSÁRIO MC, et al. Perfectionism and sensory phenomena: phenotypic components of obsessive-compulsive disorder. Compr Psychiatry 2009;50:431-6. ROMAN T, ROHDE LA, HUTZ MH. A role for neurotransmission and neurodevelopment in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Genome Med 2009;1:107 GUIMARÃES AP, ZENI C, POLANCZYK G, ROHDE LA, et al. MAOA is associated with methylphenidate improvement of oppositional symptoms in boys with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Int J Neuropsychopharmacol 2009;12:709-14 Contacts Instituto de Psiquiatria da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo. Rua Dr. Ovídio Pires de Campos, 785 – 1°and. Ala Sul sala 5/6. Cerqueira Cesar - São Paulo/SP CEP: 05403-010 Correio eletrônico: firstname.lastname@example.org Telefones: (11) 3069 7594 e (11) 3069 7592 Página eletrônica: www.inpd.org.br
Curso de saúde mental - Porto Alegre, RS
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