Lake Charles American-Press from Lake Charles, Louisiana on August 19, 1962 · Page 68
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Lake Charles American-Press from Lake Charles, Louisiana · Page 68

Lake Charles, Louisiana
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Sunday, August 19, 1962
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A i ATTRACTIVE 32-year-old housewife whom we will call Iris Brown sat before her mirror and asked herself: "What's happening to me? I can't sleep. My children get on my nerves. I can't get my housework done. I seem to be falling apart. What can I do about it?" Many doctors and psychiatrists believe the answer to her final question is an "emotional checkup." This new dimension to the familiar annual physical checkup is designed for the average person who develops upsetting symptoms. It consists of spending an hour or so with a family physician or an understanding minister, airing personal problems, and then acting constructively to remedy the disconcerting situation. In the case of Iris Brown, such an emotional review would have made her realize that her unhappiness was largely due to having moved recently to a new community. Away from her mother and old friends. Iris felt isolated and lonely. The immediate cause of her upset was that her daughter had not been invited to a classmate's birthday party. Recent extensive surveys reveal that a majority of us occasionally show mild to moderate symptoms of emotional ill health, although we can carry on everyday functions without psychiatric care. A periodic "heart-to-heart" talk thus becomes pre- ventive medicine to ward off possible mental illness. You will find that the emotional checkup routine is informal and relaxed. Your doctor may begin by asking, "Well now, how are things going generally with you?" Depending on your reply, he may go on to inquire about your job and marital relations and problems with your children. You may be asked about your fears, your sleeping and eating patterns, and symptoms you might not have thought of mentioning, such as headaches or backaches which could have emotional origins. B UT HOW can you know whether you need an emotional checkup? One way is to write down a brief up-to-date personal history. You must have the courage to look at yourself clearly and answer frankly such questions as these: —What specifically is bothering you— and what are you doing about it? —Who gets on your nerves and why? Does it happen very often? —How are you reacting when things don't go your way? Are you upset easily by disappointment or frustration? —Are you losing your temper often? And when you do, does the tension persist, eating away inside, or do you get over it quickly? —Are you getting fun out of life, or are your pleasures decreasing as your age increases? (Con tinued on page 12) I I i is 3 ECTOftAL* tablets, given regularly to your dogs or cat, cart rid your pet of fleas, lice, and even ticks. Tested) two years by veterinarians for safety and effectiveness, Ectoral has been used by thousands o* pet owners. It works by releasing small amounts of insecticide into the blood, for continuing protection. EctoraMs as economical as weekly applications of potent sprays or powders— and is far more convenient Asfc your veterinarian aJSout the control of fleas, lice, and ticks with PlTMAN-MOOM COMPANY Division of The Dow Chemical Company, Indianapolis 9, Ind. is »M 2 (^tiwsAsstrtiieirt Show friends MORE FOR THE MONEY in the newest Cardinal Christinas Cards. Instead of it cards. 5 EXTRA BIG AssortmenUoffer2StoMcards at $1 to$1.50. Instead of !5 cards, Name-Imprinted Christmas Cards are 5* for 11.95 and 12.50. Everyone saves on our 45* exciting new Christmas and year-round card, stationery and gift needs. •8 IM X Family Weekly. Auntut 19, 1962 11 You don't need experience to make good money. Exclusive "Supreme 25" Christmas Assortment at $1.25 pays yon SOc cash profit per box i» ••• «M*tii>» Up to 11.95 profit on others. Liberal cash bonus besides. "Cheaper by the Downs" pricing and Money-bach Guarantee assure up to 20c extra profit per item. SEN» FM IHTiOOUCTOtt SMKES Send no money. Just mail the coupon. Well rush sample* on approval including novel Sewing Set and FREE Album of 47 Penonalixed Cart Sample*; "Sfr preme 25" i» yours FREE with starting order. Maaqr surpriaeofct*. Art BOW CARDIXALCRAFTSMKN. IJflO State Am. CiMtimett H, OM*. Ple»seMndi»o»e>- •pie kit oB»ppwal «ilb . . ..JB Aftow at Imprints. FWe (Mreroo«.S"Supf»»a"A»»ort- :. other surpreKf offers. .£•1*. I I I I J

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