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Can We Prevent Psychosis?

In his blog, Dr. Insel discusses the need for early and accurate prediction of psychosis risk and for effective preventive treatments.

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Ketamine

Ongoing research is investigating the long-term efficacy and safety of the anesthetic drug ketamine, which studies have shown can rapidly lift depressive symptoms; Dr. Insel talks about the status of ketamine in his blog.

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AIDS: A Cautionary Tale

There are many obstacles to controlling illnesses such as HIV/AIDS, even when effective treatment is available; Dr. Insel talks about what is needed to ensure that effective health care is delivered to those who need it.

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Are Children Overmedicated?

Despite common assumptions about why more children are being treated with medications for mental disorders, the reasons remain unclear; Dr. Insel discusses the possibilities in his blog.

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The Paradox of Parity

Recent changes in health care law are prompting consideration of how to ensure that treatments provided are evidence-based; Dr. Insel talks about the implications for mental health care.

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Schizophrenia as a Health Disparity

Dr. Insel blogs about what epidemiological research in Sweden tells us about premature mortality experienced by people with serious mental illness and what we need to do to change that.

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Network Solutions

Dr. Insel talks about how NIMH’s RAISE study is exploring an integrated, multi-component approach to health care for schizophrenia.

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The Beginning of History Illusion

Dr. Insel reflects on the state of mental health care and research 50 years after President Kennedy’s special message to congress on mental health.

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Balancing Immediate Needs with Future Innovation

Dr. Insel responds to discussion from the National Advisory Mental Health Council concerning the need to balance research funding for basic science and mental health services.

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NIMH’s Top 10 Research Advances of 2011

Dr. Insel shares NIMH’s Top 10 Research Advances for 2011.

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Improving Diagnosis Through Precision Medicine

Dr. Insel describes how precision medicine may put us on the path to better diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders.

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A New Picture of Brain Development

Two papers published this week in Nature provide the first maps of the molecular development of the human brain. Mapping brain development by changes in gene expression gives us a new level of precision and raises new possibilities for understanding the mechanisms of neurodevelopmental disorders.

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Help Wanted: Making Workplaces Work in Mental Health Care

Dr. Insel discusses World Mental Health Day and a new approach to meeting the shortage of mental health providers.

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No Health Without Mental Health

Dr. Insel discusses the implications of comorbidity among people with serious mental illness.

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Psychiatry: Where are we going?

Dr. Insel discusses the promising future of psychiatry as it integrates new approaches discovered through neuroscience.

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NIMH’s Top 10 Research Events and Advances of 2010

10 breakthroughs and events of 2010 which are changing the way we approach mental disorders.

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Wanted: A Few Good Assays

NIMH/NIH is nurturing medications development via assays that probe new molecular targets relevant to mental disorders.

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