Medicine: Everybody's Mental Health

Sick and tired of widely parroted statistics that one out of 16 persons (or, some say, one out of ten) will spend part of his life in a mental hospital, famed Psychiatrist William C. Menninger came out with a sweeping statistic of his own last week. He told the National Association for Mental Health: "Even the most startling of these figures . . . refer only to extreme cases of mental disorder. [They] overlook the common, everyday emotional disturbances which can be as upsetting and incapacitating as many of the physical illnesses. When we...

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