Definition of National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH): One of the National Institutes of Health in the U.S., NIMH's mission is to "provide national leadership dedicated to understanding, treating, and preventing mental illnesses through basic research on the brain and behavior, and through clinical, epidemiological, and services research."


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