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Depression, Daughters, and Cellular Aging

An early sign of depression risk may provide not only a biomarker for depression but a clue to the relationship between depression and risk for medical illnesses; Dr. Insel blogs.

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Atonement

In his blog for Mental Illness Awareness Week, Dr. Insel talks about the complexity of mental disorders and the need for scientists, clinicians, patients, and families to work together in searching for better treatment.

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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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From My Data to Mined Data

Dr. Insel discusses the importance of data sharing within the scientific community and highlights how NIMH is encouraging this process.

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Childhood and Beyond - Services Research for ASD

In his blog, Dr. Insel talks about on new NIMH grants that will support research on services for people of all ages with autism.

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Suicide: a Global Issue

Dr. Insel discusses a newly released World Health Organization World Suicide Report, an overview of the impact of and factors involved in suicide globally and strategies for preventing suicide.

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Manipulating Memory

Neurotechnologies are making it possible to finely tune brain circuitry to manipulate memory.

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Robin Williams

In referring to the recent death of Robin Williams, Dr. Insel talks about the continuing need for research to develop better treatments for serious mental illness.

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Funding Research – It Takes a Village

In his blog, Dr. Insel talks about the importance of recent large philanthropic gifts to fund basic research on the brain.

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Mapping the Risk Architecture of Mental Disorders

In this blog, Dr. Insel describes the results of two new genetics studies and why they are milestones in our understanding of the genetics of autism and schizophrenia.

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