Thomas R. Insel — American Scientist born on October 19, 1951,

Thomas Roland Insel is an American neuroscientist and psychiatrist who has led the National Institute of Mental Health since 2002. Prior to becoming Director of NIMH, he was Director of the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He is best known for research on oxytocin and vasopressin, two peptide hormones implicated in complex social behaviors, such as parental care and attachment. He announced on Sept. 15, 2015, that he was resigning as the director of the NIMH to join the Life Science division of Google X... (wikipedia)

For bipolar in adults, I think there's pretty good agreement about what this looks like. For bipolar in children, there is some considerable debate about where are the boundaries. At the mild end, are these just kids who are active? Is this the class clown at the very severe - is this something other than a mood disorder?
Neuroscientists talk a lot about brain circuits. In fact, the word 'circuit' is probably misleading. We do not know where most circuits begin and end. And unlike an electrical circuit, brain connections are heavily reciprocal and recursive, so that a direction of information flow can be inferred but sometimes not proven.
From wearable sensors to video game treatments, everyone seems to be looking to technology as the next wave of innovation for mental health care.
As a scientist leading a funding agency for autism research, I think of autism as a neurodevelopmental disorder.
The good-news stories in medicine are early detection, early intervention.

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