ERIC Number: ED112612
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Research in the Service of Mental Health: Summary Report of the Research Task Force of the National Institute of Mental Health.
Segal, Julius, Ed.; Boomer, Donald S., Ed.
Presented is a summary of the findings and recommendations of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Task Force on Research in the Service of Mental Health. Research is discussed on topics which include background and organization of NIMH research programs; biological, psychological, and sociocultural influences on behavior; role and support of basic research; mental illness and behavior disorders; critical developmental periods; alcohol abuse and alcoholism; drug abuse; social problems; mental disorders and emotional disturbances; treatment needs and mental health services; and dissemination and use of research results. Common report themes are noted which are pervasive substantive needs (such as more information on preventive factors), pervasive needs in the interest of continued research (such as improved methodologies), the need to broaden the use of research findings, the need for synthesis and integration, and the need for better communication and coordination. Provided is a list of members of the coordinating committee, study groups, and panel of research consultants. (SB)
Descriptors: Alcoholism, Behavior Patterns, Biological Influences, Emotional Disturbances, Exceptional Child Education, Information Dissemination, Mental Health, Psychological Characteristics, Psychological Services, Research Reviews (Publications), Social Adjustment, Social Influences, Therapy
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Order No. ADM-75-237)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Rockville, MD.
Note: For the complete report see EC 080 035