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Lecture on mental health of children, March 13

Steven E. Hyman, director of the National Institute of Mental Health, will speak on "The Mental Health of Children: Illness, Medication, and the Developing Brain," on Tuesday, March 13 at 8 p.m. in 302 Frist Campus Center.

Hyman will explain what is known about the basis of mental illness, focusing on the brain and gene-environment interactions. He will discuss the difficulty in diagnosing mental disorders in children and describe controversies in treatment, especially involving the use of psychotropic drugs in children.

Hyman has been professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and director of psychiatry research at Massachusetts General Hospital. He also taught neurobiology at Harvard Medical School and was the first faculty director of Harvard University's Interfaculty Initiative in Mind, Brain, and Behavior.

This lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and is free and open to the public.

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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