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Tips for Seeking Mental Health Care

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Tips for Seeking Mental Health Care

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Tips for Seeking Mental Health Care

Tips for Seeking Mental Health Care

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More than a quarter of Americans have some form of diagnosable mental disorder in any given year. But how do you find the right kind of care? And, once you see a doctor, how do you know when to stop? Where to look, what to ask, and what to pay for better mental health care.

Guests:

Andrew Solomon, author of The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression

Raymond Crowell, clinical psychologist; vice president, mental health and substance services with the National Mental Health Association

Dr. Allen Dietrich, primary care physician; co-director of the MacArthur Initiative on Depression and Primary Care at the Dartmouth Medical School