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A Closer Look (State of Mind: Mental Illness) Part I #187053

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jun 07, 1999
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(Studio: Kevin Newman) Statistics on mental illness in America cited.

(Bethesda, Maryland: Ned Potter) The research into the causes of the illness depression examined; details given of the complexity of the depressed brain. [University of Pittsburgh Medical School Dr. Wayne DREVETS - says the depressed have abnormal brains.] [National Institute of Mental Health Dr. Richard POST - describes the symptoms of depression.]

(Studio: Kevin Newman) Report introduced.

(Baltimore: Deborah Amos) Scientific research into the causes of manic depression and schizophrenia; details given of brain research to determine if viruses cause mental illness. [Stanley Research Foundation Dr. E. Fuller TORREY - describes viruses in the brain cells.] Plans for a trial study using anti-viral drugs as medication noted. [Johns Hopkins Medical School Dr. Robert YOLKEN - comments on anti-viral agents.]

(Studio: Kevin Newman) Tomorrow's segment on depression announced.

Amos, Deborah;
Newman, Kevin;
Potter, Ned

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