And wouldn't you know it, Someone sent Joe to address the APA, about Brains. The Irony, apparently, was lost on whoever set this up.
Vice President Biden Hails Astounding Possibilities in "Brain Initiative", Parity Law.
Understanding of the brain and treatment of mental illness and brain diseases are at a transformative crossroads. That’s what Vice President Joe Biden said today as he presented the William C. Menninger Memorial Convocation Lecture at APA’s 2014 annual meeting in New York City. Biden said passage of the mental health parity law and the release last year of regulatory guidance for the law, along with the new Brain Research Through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative, announced by the Obama Administration last year, is creating a transformative moment for psychiatry and patients with mental illness.
“We are on the cusp of astounding possibilities,” the vice president said. “I know that we are poised to create the tools to find new ways to treat, cure, and even prevent conditions affecting the brain. And we are on the cusp of identifying the biomarkers for mental illness, designing early prevention treatments for psychosis and revolutionizing the understanding of the brain circuitry and function. Imagine the possibilities for millions of young people right at the age when they want to explore the world if we have these tools of early detection to prevent mental illness from taking over their lives.”
Biden continued, “Just as we couldn’t imagine how the moon landing would yield technologies for semiconductors and the iPhone, I don’t think we can begin to imagine the breakthroughs that will occur tomorrow as a consequence of this BRAIN Initiative.”
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VP Joe Biden addresses the APA about 'Brains'.
And it gets a Whole lot funnier when you read Dr. Bruce Levine's piece at madinamerica;
Too Corrupt, Insane and Ridiculous To Be Reformed? Even Establishment Psychiatrists Distance Themselves From Their Own Profession.
Thank You Dr. Levine for providing the much needed perspective to this report.