UA focuses mental health symposium on moms, children

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Mental health issues affect more than the patient, especially when that patient is also a parent.

The longest running Women's Mental Health Symposium in the country took place in Tucson on Friday.

With Mother's Day around the corner, the symposium was focused on more than mom. The 13th annual Women's Mental Health Symposium, sponsored by the University of Arizona expanded to focus on children.

The experts said depression is one of the greatest health burdens in the world.

"It's somewhere between number 2 and number 5 in terms of overall health costs, and in women in the United States, it's really becoming number 1," said Dr. Charles Raison with the UA College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry...

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