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Mental health research nearing breakthroughs, vice president predicts

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BOSTON — Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday that the country is on the cusp of what he called “remarkable changes” in the treatment of mental illness.

Speaking at a forum on mental health to mark the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s signing of the Community Mental Health Act, Biden said the human brain is the new frontier for exploration in 2013.

He said science is on the verge of “astounding discoveries” that could change how society…

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