By Thomas Insel on August 28, 2013
Antipsychotics help people through the crisis of acute psychosis, but the long-term management of chronic mental illness is another matter. It appears that what we currently call “schizophrenia” may comprise disorders with quite different trajectories. For some people, remaining on medication long-term might impede a full return to wellness. For others, discontinuing medication can be disastrous.
By Thomas Insel on July 31, 2013
Dr. Insel explains the nuances of the term, “serious mental illness.”
By Thomas Insel on December 23, 2011
Dr. Insel shares NIMH’s Top 10 Research Advances for 2011.
By Thomas Insel on October 04, 2011
Results of the two largest studies of their kind, to date, have identified new common gene variants associated with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The results implicate specific pathways and hold promise for development of new treatments.
By Thomas Insel on May 13, 2011
An emerging research technology using Induced pluripotent stem cells holds promise as a window into the developing brain in mental illness.