Psychiatrist Emphasizes Importance Of Mental Health Checkups.

The New York Times (11/14, F2, Carrns, Subscription Publication) reports, “About a quarter of American adults suffer from some type of mental health problem each year, according to the National Institute of Mental Health, and six percent suffer severe ailments, like…major depression.” For that reason, “taking periodic stock of your emotional well-being can help identify warning signs of common ailments like depression or anxiety. Such illnesses are highly treatable, especially when they are identified in their early stages, before they get so severe that they precipitate some sort of personal — and perhaps financial — crisis.” The Times quotes psychiatrist Jeffrey Borenstein, MD, editor in chief of Psychiatric News, published by the American Psychiatric Association, who said that having a “mental health checkup” is “just as important as having a physical checkup.”

Related Links:

— “A Regular Checkup Is Good for the Mind as Well as the Body, “Ann Carrns, The New York Times, November 13, 2012.

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