APA President-Elect Calls For Routine Screening, Treatment For Common Psychiatric Conditions

In a letter to the editor of the New York Times (11/6, A26, Subscription Publication) regarding a front-page article called “Rise in Deaths for US Whites in Middle Age,” Maria A. Oquendo, MD, president-elect of the American Psychiatric Association, observes that “death rates due to suicide and poisoning” are a “tragedy.” Dr. Oquendo calls for “routine screening and treatment for common psychiatric conditions like depression and substance use disorders, crucial antecedents of suicide and poisonings” in order to “stem the tide of deaths in what could be the prime of life.”

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— “,” Maria A Oquendo, New York Times, November 6, 2015.

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