Psychiatry

 
US Mental Health Crisis Meets Limited Treatment Capacity: APA Survey Findings
November 17, 2022

While 60% of US psychologists have no openings for new patients, demand for treatment continues to rise, especially among adolescents and health care workers.

Investigational Fentanyl Vaccine Could Block the Opioid from the Brain
November 15, 2022

A vaccine against fentanyl could stop the intense euphoria the drug creates and also block dangerous physiologic responses like respiratory depression, a new study suggests.

All Health Care Professionals Can Support One Another's Mental Health, Expert Says
October 14, 2022

Not every physician has to be a mental health expert to assist their colleagues, staff, and patients in improving their mental well-being. Just start the conversation.

USPSTF Issues Final Recommendations for Anxiety, Depression Screening in Youth
October 13, 2022

For the first time, the task force recommended screening children aged 8 and older for anxiety in primary care settings.

Physician Wellbeing: Current State & Solutions to Improve It
October 13, 2022

There was no change in physician burnout in the past year and it remains significantly higher than pre-pandemic times, according to a new nationwide survey.

Current Telehealth Use 88% More Likely by Patients with Chronic Conditions: Survey
October 03, 2022

Telehealth continues to support continuity of care and to increase access to and willingness to use the health care system, according to survey authors.

CDC: Suicide Rate Up in 2021, Youth and Young Adults at Greatest Risk
September 30, 2022

The numbers drive up concern but do not provide context for this very complex issue, according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Mental Health Treatment Utilization in America: 5 Findings from National Center for Health Statistics Report
September 28, 2022

The percentage of adults who received any mental health treatment increased, women were more likely than men to receive treatment, and 3 more key findings.

Physician Mental Health Care Visits Ticked Up Significantly During First Year of Pandemic
January 26, 2022

Family physicians and psychiatrists were the specialties with the greatest number of visits, according to study authors.

Anxiety Elevates Cardiometabolic Risk Over Time in US Men, Suggests New 40-year Study
January 25, 2022

Anxiety may affect cardiometabolic health earlier in life than previously thought, according to a new long-term study of US middle-aged men.