Author | Thomas R. Insel, MD

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New Hope for Treating Psychosis

November 19, 2015

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Results from a major study provide evidence that coordinated specialty care can improve outcomes for first episode psychosis. Dr Insel writes about the RAISE project and other recent studies of coordinated care.

Convergence Science: Shaping 21st Century Psychiatry

November 13, 2015

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The Medici effect is upon us in biomedicine, and it’s called convergence science.

Quality Counts

September 01, 2015

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"The time is right to use research-informed interventions and implementation strategies to address the quality chasm for mental health care," says to NIMH Director Insel.

Targeting Suicide

April 09, 2015

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The recent tragedy with the Germanwings crash in the Alps has started a worldwide discussion about mental illness and suicide. NIMH Director Thomas Insel reflects on the larger issues we continue to face.

Precision Medicine for Mental Disorders

February 10, 2015

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Precision medicine seems to be the new hot topic in the research world. What precisely is it?

What Caused This to Happen?

January 16, 2015

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This is usually one of the first questions asked by patients and their families following a psychotic episode, suicide attempt, or manifestation of any serious mental illness. More from the Director of NIMH.

Depression, Daughters, and Cellular Aging

January 01, 2015

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Can we predict risk for depression? There are no genetic tests or imaging tests that can be used to predict individual risk. But a longitudinal study at Stanford University is worth watching.

Atonement

October 09, 2014

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In his blog for Mental Illness Awareness Week, NIMH Director Thomas 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.

AIDS: A Cautionary Tale

September 01, 2014

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Imagine an end to psychiatric episodes that threaten job and family, no more hospitalizations, and a chance for a long life not cut short by mental illness and its complications. What can we take away from the HIV/AIDS story for the treatment of mental illness?

The Paradox of Parity

July 01, 2014

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When psychosocial treatments are delivered with high quality and fidelity, outcomes improve. That is the parity all of us should be fighting for. More in this commentary by NIMH Director Thomas Insel, MD.