Last year, NIMH asked its National Mental Health Advisory Council to help the Institute consider how it could best develop new interventions. A workgroup of the Council met through the winter to discuss opportunities and challenges in treatment development. To inform the process, they developed a report, From Discovery to Cure: Accelerating the Development of New and Personalized Interventions for Mental Illness. Among their many suggestions was: (a) a call to develop the next generation of interventions, based on a better understanding of the disorders and (b) a call to optimize the use of current treatments based on a better understanding of individual differences in response.
Thomas Insel, M.D.
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