Child Psychiatrist: Wellness-Related Activities May Help Those With Psychiatric Disorders

In the “ABCs Of Child Psychiatry” column in Psychology Today (4/1), child psychiatrist David Rettew, MD, wrote that “activities related to wellness (things like exercise, good relationships, and nutrition) can really help those who struggle with psychiatric disorders, in addition to helping those who don’t meet criteria for a disorder but are trying to optimize mental functioning.”

Rettew pointed out that Dr. Dilip Jeste, former president of the American Psychiatric Association, “promoted the importance of ‘positive psychiatry’ during his tenure.”

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— “Mental Health Is More Than Mental Illness,” David Rettew, M.D., Psychology Today, April 1, 2014.

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