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Dr Thomas Insel

Saving Psychotherapy From the Medication Takeover

Allen Frances | Posted 03.06.2016 | Science
Allen Frances

The competition between psychotherapy and medication is pure David vs. Goliath. The drug industry is one if the most powerful and profitable, with billions to spend, able to push product aggressively with unscrupulous marketing.

NIMH Is Educating People About the Brain for Brain Awareness Month

Thomas R. Insel | Posted 05.12.2014 | Science
Thomas R. Insel

Since NIMH began focusing on mental disorders as brain disorders nearly two decades ago, educating people about the brain has been a priority for us.

NIMH: Neurology Trumps Psychiatry

DJ Jaffe | Posted 07.16.2013 | Healthy Living
DJ Jaffe

We still have to rely on DSM to diagnose illness, but thanks to Dr. Insel the end of that state of affairs is a step closer. The identification and treatment of mental illness is about to leave the realm of psychiatry and enter the science of neurology.

Is Autism Associated with A Viral Infection?

David Kirby | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Kirby

New findings have potential significance for a number of disorders including, it turns out, autism.