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A Closer Look (Mental Illness) #792164

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jun 06, 2005
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) The release of a landmark study on mental illness noted; statistics cited.

(New York: John McKenzie) How the treatment of mental disorders in childhood can prevent harder to treat adult illnesses examined; details given about childhood psychiatric problems & what they can lead to. [Harvard Medical School professor Ronald KESSLER†- says the disorders can be seen in childhood.] [Patient Louis RODRIGUEZ - describes his panic attack symptoms.] [New York University Dr. Harold KOPLEWICZ†- says it is DNA roulette that puts you at risk for psychiatric illnesses.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson; Boston: Tim Johnson) The statistic that 80 percent of mental disorders begin before the age of 14, the problems of psychiatric diagnoses & whether objective diagnoses can be developed discussed.

Gibson, Charles;
McKenzie, John;
Johnson, Tim

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