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Posts by Former NIMH Director Thomas Insel about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Healing Invisible Wounds: An Action Plan

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In his blog, Dr. Insel talks about the National Research Action Plan, an effort announced by President Obama aimed at improving prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of mental health conditions and traumatic brain injury in military personnel.

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Getting Serious About Mental Illnesses

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Dr. Insel explains the nuances of the term, “serious mental illness.”

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Serving Those Who Served

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Serving Those Who Served

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Recognizing Those Who Have Served

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For Veterans Day, Dr. Insel discusses meeting the mental health needs of those who have so honorably served our country.

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Genomics: “The Future is Bright”

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As we mark the 10th anniversary of the human genome’s sequencing, the heightening pace of progress promises to a bright future for psychiatric genetics.

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How Does Memory Work? The Plot Thickens

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Rapid progress in understanding how memory works – from the molecular to the behavioral level – holds promise for improved treatment of memory components of mental disorders.

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Brain Scans – Not Quite Ready for Prime Time

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Despite promising advances as a research tool, brain imaging is not quite ripe for clinical application in the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders.

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Reducing Suicide in the Military

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The U.S. Army recently released new suicide data for December 2009. Last month, there were 10 potential suicides among active duty soldiers, nine of which are pending confirmation. When added to the data for the rest of the year, the total number of reported suicides for 2009 among active duty soldiers is 160, 114 of which have been confirmed. By comparison, in 2008 there were 140 suicides among active duty soldiers.

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