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Health Education Series at the Bristol Public Library: Anxiety and Depression

December 09, 2013

On December 12 at 7pm, there will be a presentation at the Bristol Public Library of the popular Health Education Series: “Anxiety and Depression” by Dr. Tim Urbin. Already well-known to the Health Education Series audience, Dr. Urbin is back by popular demand to discuss these two increasingly serious public health issues. A short background on Dr. Urbin states, “I was born and raised in Chicago but have lived in East Tennessee for 17 years, adopting the motto “ Chicago by birth, Tennessee by choice!” I completed my degrees in Psychology at the Universities of Illinois and Oklahoma and a MBA also from the University of Illinois. I am a veteran of the USAF and the Army National Guard. My career has focused on providing training and clinical services in neuropsychology, behavioral medicine, and rehabilitation psychology. My wife Kathy is an RN, working as a clinical research auditor in the pharmaceutical industry. We have two daughters, both graduates of ETSU. In my free time, I love boating, rebuilding cars, and construction!” An engaging and highly informative speaker, Dr. Urbin did the Health Education Series presentation on Dementia. The event is open to the public. The Health Education Series is a partnership of the Bristol Residency Program of the Quillen College of Medicine, Wellmont Health Systems, and the Bristol Public Library. For more information, contact the Bristol Public Library at 276-821-6148.

“Anxiety is the most common mental health disorder in America, affecting approximately 40 million people or 18 percent of the population age 18 and over. Anxiety disorders cost the USA more than 42 billion dollars per year. Depression is the major cause of disability in America ages 15-44.3 years. That’s close to 6.5% of the population. Nearly one half of those diagnosed with anxiety disorders are also diagnosed with depression. With major holidays the anxiety and depression levels of many people affected with these orders will spike. We thought this December event should focus on these mental health issues that are affecting more and more families and individuals,” said Doris Stickley of the Bristol Public Library. “We hope a large audience will turn out to listen and learn more about causes, treatments, and hopes for the future.”