There was already urgency for more mental health providers before the pandemic struck. Today, in the face of rapidly rising rates of opioid addiction, depression and suicides, we're approaching critical mass as the demand for behavioral specialists is greater than ever. So, now what?
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For many American soldiers, the after-effects of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can linger on throughout their lifetime, but it’s worse for some than others. How much worse? That, in part, can be determined by how much alcohol they consume in order to cope, according to a recent Veterans Affairs study.
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Think about this: 15,000 men diagnosed with mental illness are sent to prison. They share roughly the same personality traits as another 15,000 prisoners who have no mental illness. From which group are more inmates more likely to end up in solitary confinement - and for long periods of time?
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The need has been here for years. Yet despite a heightened urgency for mental health providers and primary care providers to share information, communication between the two parties remains mostly muted.
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Concerned that 60% of U.S. middle-schoolers aren’t getting their minimum 8 hours of sleep? Or that 70% of high-schoolers aren’t getting their 8 hours? We probably should be. But more concerning is how often healthcare providers overlook the impact of sleep deprivation on students' mental health.
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As you begin preparation for your 2020 tax return, it's worth knowing how increased Section 179 deduction limits can save your medical practice big money on qualifying purchases made during 2020. Read on for updates to Section 179.
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Responding to increased demands for behavioral healthcare services since the COVID-19 outbreak, SAMHSA is awarding $149 million – or up to $2 million per year to each qualifying clinic – through the CCBHC Expansion Grants Program.
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Your patient is scheduled for a 10-minute appointment, but the appointment runs 5 minutes long. As additional appointments run long, pressure mounts. Although timestamped data from millions of electronic health records suggest you're in the norm, it also reveals opportunities to improve.
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As if the known risks of vaping weren't already distressing enough, along come two new studies from the University of Rochester Medical Center that link vaping to mental fog. Earlier studies had already made that connection with animals. This time it's with people.