psychiatry http://wamc.org en "Falling into the Fire: A Psychiatrist’s Encounters with the Mind in Crisis" by Christine Montross http://wamc.org/post/falling-fire-psychiatrist-s-encounters-mind-crisis-christine-montross <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that more than 13 percent of U.S. adults have received treatment for some kind of mental health problem.</p><p>Still, the most severe cases remain the hardest to treat and take the biggest toll not just on the family and friends of those afflicted but also on the country at large. The National Institute of Mental Health puts the economic cost of untreated mental illness in the U.S. at more than $100 billion per year.</p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 71130 at http://wamc.org "Falling into the Fire: A Psychiatrist’s Encounters with the Mind in Crisis" by Christine Montross Vox Pop : Medical Monday - Dr. Eric Plakun : 9/17/12 http://wamc.org/post/vox-pop-medical-monday-dr-eric-plakun-91712 <p>On this edition of Medical Monday is Dr. Eric Plakun of the Austen Riggs Center – a board certified psychiatrist and psychoanalytic psychotherapist practicing in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. WAMC’s Alan Chartock hosts.</p> Mon, 17 Sep 2012 19:00:00 +0000 48137 at http://wamc.org