Translating scientific opportunity into public health impact: a strategic plan for research on mental illness.

  title={Translating scientific opportunity into public health impact: a strategic plan for research on mental illness.},
  author={Thomas R. Insel},
  journal={Archives of general psychiatry},
  volume={66 2},
  • T. Insel
  • Published 1 February 2009
  • Medicine
  • Archives of general psychiatry
CONTEXT Research has transformed many areas of medicine, with profound effects on morbidity and mortality. Exciting advances in neuroscience and genomics have transformed research but have not yet been translated to public health impact in psychiatry. Current treatments are necessary but not sufficient for most patients. OBJECTIVES To improve outcomes we will need to (1) identify the neural circuitry of mental disorders, (2) detect the earliest manifestations of risk or illness even before… 

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