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    Mental Health Challenges

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on mental health challenges in the U.S. Topics included smoking, incarceration, and research on genetics. Dr. Insel talked about researching fire arms as a public…

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    National Institute of Mental Health Director Dr. Thomas Insel

    Dr. Thomas Insel talked about Mental Health Awareness Month and advances being made in mental health research. He spoke via video link from the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda,…

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    Mental Health Research at the National Institutes of Health

    Dr. Thomas Insel talked about advances in mental health research and treatment. Topics included the disparity between the treatment of medical illnesses and mental health issues, the NIH Brain Research…

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    Mental Illness and Violence

    Mental health experts and advocates and parents with children suffering from mental illnesses or disorders testified at a hearing titled “After Newtown: A National Conversation on Violence and…

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    State of Mental Health Care System

    Federal, state, and local mental health officials testified on weaknesses in the mental health care system, with a focus on relationships between mental health and gun violence in the wake…

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    Military Mental Health Treatment

    Witnesses testified about the ways in which the U.S. military deals with the treatment of mental health problems. Topics included the effect of post-traumatic stress disorder on families…

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    Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

    Dr. Thomas Insel talked about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, its causes, treatment, and new research. He also talked about the ways the nation’s medical community is addressing the needs…

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    Autism Treatment and Research

    Witnesses testified about the prevalence of autism and policy implications for health care in the U.S. Among the topics they addressed were combating autism, available treatments, research…

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    Fiscal Year 2008 National Institutes of Health Budget

    Witnesses testified about the proposed fiscal year 2008 budget for the mind, brain, and behavioral research at the National Institutes of Health. Topics included the various types of mental…

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    The Nature of the Autism Spectrum

    The Brookings Institution, in conjunction with The Help Group of Los Angeles and others, held a conference to examine policy proposals for expanding the availability and affordability of early…

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    Mental Health Issues

    Dr. Insel talked about a report on mental illness in the U.S. and the degree of the problem in relation to other countries. He responded to audience telephone calls, faxes, and electronic…

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    Depression

    Dr. Insel talked about the operations of the National Institute of Mental Health and research on depression. He also responded to viewer comments and questions.

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