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What’s My M3? The Catchy New Question Everyone Should Be Asking

What’s My M3? The Catchy New Question Everyone Should Be Asking

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What’s My M3? The Catchy New Question Everyone Should Be Asking One Number That Measures Your Risk of Most Common Mental Health Disorders
Online or App: 3-Minute Checklist to Take Contol of Overall Health
(Bethesda, MD) –It’s the catchy new three-word question aimed at revolutionizing health care. “What’s My M3?” The answer to that question can mean an earlier diagnosis and more accurate treatment of mental health issues before they become serious problems. The just-launched M
Medically Proven:

What’s My M3? The Catchy New Question Everyone Should Be Asking One Number That Measures Your Risk of Most Common Mental Health Disorders
Online or App: 3-Minute Checklist to Take Contol of Overall Health
(Bethesda, MD) –It’s the catchy new three-word question aimed at revolutionizing health care. “What’s My M3?” The answer to that question can mean an earlier diagnosis and more accurate treatment of mental health issues before they become serious problems. The just-launched M

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What’s My M3? The Catchy New Question Ev-eryone Should Be AskingOne Number That Measures Your Risk of MostCommon Mental Health Disorders
Online or App: 3-Minute Checklist to Take Contol of OverallHealth
(Bethesda, MD) –It’s the catchy new three-word question aimed at revolutionizing healthcare. “What’s My M3?” The answer to that question can mean an earlier diagnosis andmore accurate treatment of mental health issues before they become serious problems.The just-launched M3 is a groundbreaking three-minute screening test that can be tak-en anonymously online (www.whatsmym3.com) or even through mobile device app(available on iTunes). It’s the first test that accurately rates a person’s risk of any of four major mental health conditions: depression, anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, and post traumat-ic stress disorder (PTSD). One in five Americans has at least one of these diagnosableand treatable illnesses.
M3
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Mental Health Screen for
Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar & PTSD
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Measures
the Severity of Your Mental Health Risk
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Monitors
Your Progress Over TimeM3 is the
only
test that introduces a numerical system to rate the overall risk of mentalhealth disorders. Thirty-three (33) is the key number. Complete the easy-to-fill out,three-minute questionnaire, and a score is assigned. A score of 33 or greater suggestsa significant risk of a mood or anxiety disorder. Four subscores help people identify thecondition(s) they could be suffering from, so they can get the help they need. M3 alsoscreens for suicide risk and substance abuse, warning users who might be at risk for these conditions and urging that follow-up steps be taken. Of critical importance, thescreen provides valuable results that can be shared with a person’s doctor or mentalhealth professional, so they can effectively focus on proper treatment. Users can retakethe test at regular intervals, so they and their doctors can chart progress.Of significant note: the M-3 score allows primary care professionals, who don’t have for-mal psychiatric training but treat the majority of mental illness cases, to quickly and effi-ciently focus on earlier detection and better treatment.With M-3:
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Mood and anxiety disorders are better pinpointed
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Misdiagnoses are reduced
 
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Quality of life improves for millions of mentally and physically ill patients.“You know your other important health numbers - your cholesterol levels, your heart rateand blood pressure,” says Larry Culpepper, MD, MPH, Professor of Family Medicine atBoston University School of Medicine. “Now for the first time, we finally have a number that gauges mental health. By knowing our M3 score and then getting the right treat-ment, we have more success managing
all
our numbers, because mental health affectseverything.”Better care also means lower patient out-of-pocket costs and increased health care par-ticipation. As much as 70% of primary care visits might benefit from attention to underly-ing mental issues and more individuals seek mental health treatment in primary caresettings than in specialty mental health clinics. According to the National Institute of Mental Health’s most recent estimate, the annual economic impact of untreated mooddisorders is more than $70 billion, while studies have shown it is cost effective to inte-grate behavioral health care with primary care.“Mental illnesses can be managed successfully, and people do recover,” says PamelaS. Hyde, head of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. “Mentalillness is not an isolated public health problem. Cardiovascular disease, diabetes, andobesity often co-exist with mental illness and treatment of the mental illness can reducethe effects of these disorders.” A new study suggests 55% of Americans will suffer from a mental disorder during their lifetimes. Only about 60% of people with mental illness get treatment each year. Of that,only 38% receive proper care. One in five people diagnosed with major depression mayactually have bipolar disorder or also have an anxiety disorder that complicates treat-ment. Some of these misdiagnoses and the ensuring mistreatment may result in sui-cide, a particular problem among active and retired military. People with chronic medicalproblems such as heart disease or diabetes are at much greater risk and may appear resistant to treatment if they have unrecognized depression or anxiety. That’s whyknowing the answer to “What’s my M3?” is so vital. More patients will receive proper care, earlier. Asking “What’s My M3?” is perfect for people who…:…are taking medication, but feel they’re not progressing or may be branded with treat-ment resistant depression.…want to know if their mental health is limiting their ability to achieve proper physicalhealth and happiness.…are returning military personnel or their family members who want to understand andhelp with difficulties post-deployment.…want to improve work performance and lower their health costs.

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