Dr. Gilson has a special interest in mental health, and three days before he saw this patient, he had led a focus group on suicide prevention in primary care medicine. ... Debra Roter, PhD, a professor of health policy and management at Johns Hopkins
Depression's impact on health is often profound and far-reaching, potentially equaling that of coronary artery disease. ... Even when there is a therapist available, a patient's health insurance plan may restrict the number of visits, and plans can have
Embedding mental health professionals directly into a primary care setting threatens to add complexity to primary care's already hefty ‘to do” list. ... Embedding behavioral health clinicians is crucial to succeeding with an integrated depression
Despite the known increase in suicidal ideation and other mental health issues during the internship year, prior research has shown that very few affected trainees seek treatment. ... Some also feared that reporting mental health treatment would affect
A patient's deteriorating mental health status points to an underlying cause.
higher chance of successful ageing, defined as being free of 11 major chronic diseases and having no major cognitive, physical or mental health limitations at age 70. ... If nondrinkers survived, they had lower health-related quality-of-life scores on
Or what health care people call reimbursement. Our current system rewards in-person visits in a fee-for-service model. ... In mental health, where resources are often in short supply, telemedicine has taken on an increasing role in doctor-patient virtual
I was, however, increasingly concerned about his psychological health and referred him to another psychiatrist. ... In the meantime, I remain highly skeptical that improved mental health care alone, without restricting access to firearms will be enough
This post originally appeared at Everything Health. Toni Brayer, MD, FACP, is an ACP Internist editorial board member who blogs at EverythingHealth, designed to address the rapid changes in science, medicine, ... health and healing in the 21st Century.
With the shortage of primary care doctors, however, we can expect health care expenditures to continue rising if these common problems are taken to specialists. ... This post originally appeared at Everything Health. Toni Brayer, MD, FACP, is an ACP