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Thursday, 13 October 2011

Changing the mental health blame game

THE ''blame and shame'' era of linking mental illness to early life events is fading as medical science identifies biological disorders in the brain as triggers, says leading mental health scientist Tom Insel.

Dr Insel, who heads the National Institute of Mental Health in the US, said scientific breakthroughs connecting brain activity with illnesses such as depression were transforming thinking about how to treat such disorders.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/national/changing-the-mental-health-blame-game-20111011-1lj1z.html#ixzz1acYVfzFY

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