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Northwestern: New Diagnostic Tool Will Help ID Childhood Mental Health Issues

Distinguishing which young children with clinical problems are likely to experience chronic mental health issues over time is the focus of a new multimillion dollar grant awarded to Dr. Lauren Wakschlag, vice chair for scientific and faculty development and professor in medical social sciences. The newly funded project, supported by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), will build upon earlier findings from the MAPS Preschool Study conducted in the MSS Developmental Mechanisms Program, directed by Dr. Wakschlag.