In an interview with the New Scientist, former NIMH director Dr. Thomas Insel explained his decision to join Google and move to the private sector: “I have to confess that after giving heart and soul to mental-health problems over the last 13 years working in government, I have not seen any improvement for either morbidity or mortality for serious mental illness – so I’m ready to try a different approach. If it means using the tools available in the private sector, let’s go for it.”
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