Mental Health in America

As you can see by the chart on the right, Americans suffer a long time with mental health problems before ever getting help. On the average, people suffering from depression, generalized anxiety disorder or substance about take about 9 years to get help. As you can see, almost 17% of the US population suffers from depression. The tragedy is two fold to me. 1) mental health problems are very treatable with today’s methods, and 2) waiting 5 to 23 years before getting treatment is a lot of undue suffering.

Studies have shown that treatment for depression or anxiety can be reduced by as much as 45% with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). With medication, symptoms can also be reduced by 40-45%. When you combine CBT with medication, the treatment efficacy virtually doubles. If you, a family member feel anxious, depressed or are experiencing any of the other problems listed on this chart, get help. Both Dr. Gayle and Dr. Mike Klaybor specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Don’t wait. The sooner you start treatment, the better you will feel. There is no need to suffer with these problems any longer than you already have.

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Dr. Mike Klaybor

Dr. Mike Klaybor

Dr. Mike Klaybor brings thirty years of experience in practicing counseling psychology with individuals and couples. His approach is cognitive behavioral therapy or CBT. Specific specialties include; anxiety and stress management, chronic pain & chronic illness management, depression, substance abuse evaluations, employee assistance and executive coaching for workplace performance and leadership.