month). The report noted that substantial evidence in the literature linked marijuana use in adults with effects on cognitive functioning, memory, and mental health issues. ... According to Dr. Voth, concerns about mental health should be high on the
health parity-- coverage for mental health equal to that of physical health (a flawed definition, I realize, because it implies the two are discrete). ... for Medicare patients' mental health services to 20%-- the current copay for physical services.
QD: News Every Day--Baby boomers face care shortage for mental health, substance abuse issues. ... of services, and training clinicians and other health professionals to recognize signs and symptoms of geriatric mental health conditions, neglect, and
These findings support the conclusion that there should be strong integration of medical and mental health care. ... Public mental health clients die 25 years earlier than the average life expectancy.
In case you missed it:. Mental health issues affect 1 in 4 Americans, 1 in 17 severely. ... Fifty-nine percent of U.S. mental health drug prescriptions are written by family doctors, reports Researchers from Thomson Reuters and the U.S.
The medical part has resolved. The psychiatry team has given their recommendations for the mental health parts.
Partnerships between internists and mental health professionals are rare but proving their worth. ... The model could be copied by other large practices that find an amenable mental health provider, he speculated.
QD: News Every Day--States announce tough times for Medicaid, mental health services. ... Particularly at risk in New York are mental health services. (ACP Internist, Wall Street Journal).
In all seriousness, this mental health parity legislation-- which was attached to a big bailout bill you may have heard about-- was a long time coming. ... It just says that if they already offer mental health coverage, it has to be equal to that of
Depression rates were 10.3% and 13%, respectively. Veterans' family members may provide a window into a problem with mental health. ... A non-profit network of mental health professionals who provide free services to veterans who served in Iraq and