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Good profile of pioneer Dr. Thomas Insel, NIMH Director

ThomasInselBlazing Trails in Brain Science (The New York Times):

“The pendulum has swung so far toward drug therapy in recent years that it is hard to recapture how disruptive those 1980 studies were. Dr. Insel’s work and that of many others, testing the effect of new medications, would turn the field away from long-term talking cures and increasingly toward medication and short-term behavior therapies rooted in the same kind of randomized, controlled trials conducted in other fields of medicine…Yet the overall impact of this drug revolution on public health has been mixed…”

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