Serious Psychiatric Disorders Among Young Adults
President Obama is traveling to Tucson tomorrow to attend a memorial service for the victims of Saturday’s shooting. As more details about the deadly rampage come out, investigators are looking at the mental state of the twenty-two year old alleged gunman. Jared Lougher was suspended from his community college after erratic behavior in class and strange web postings. The National Institute of Mental Health reports six percent of Americans over the age of eighteen have a serious psychiatric illness. A look at the challenges of identifying young adults with mental disorders and why so many don’t get treatment.
father of an adult son diagnosed BiPolar Disorder, author of "Crazy: A Father's Search Through America's Mental Health Madness", former Washington Post reporter and author of several others books including "The Hot House"
the medical director for NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, an Assistant Professor at Harvard University Medical School, a board member of the American Association of Community Psychiatrists, and Medical Director of the Vinfen Corporation in Boston.
Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and director Of the Division of Services Research within the department of psychiatry.
president of the Treatment Advocacy Center