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Hereford, Texas, may have lovely vistas, but it's notably short of mental health care options.
September 1, 2015 In a state where 185 of 254 counties have no psychiatrist, how do you get students to want to become one — and then go to work in underserved areas? A loan repayment program may not be enough.
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May 7, 2014 Many North Carolina counties have no psychiatrists, so emergency rooms are experimenting with beaming in the doctor on video. The hospital can then provide needed treatment.
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The longitudinal British study checked in with 8,000 families across 40 years to trace the trajectory of a bullied child.
April 19, 2014 From increased depression and suicidal thoughts to social isolation and lower socioeconomic status, the negative consequences of being bullied can last well into middle age, a large study suggests.
The goals of therapy remain the same, but the business side is undergoing big changes.
October 24, 2013 In the past, many psychotherapists ran their own little businesses. But changes in health care coverage mean that many must start accepting insurance and doing paperwork. That's leading some therapists to form group practices or join large medical groups — and may lead to better care for patients.
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The new version of the psychiatric "bible" is more of a dictionary, psychiatrists say.
May 17, 2013 The new version of the DSM, the manual of psychiatric diagnoses, is already sparking criticism. But psychiatrists say it helps make sure they're all on the same page.
May 3, 2011 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the latest outbreak of violence in the 'Arab spring', and Osama bin Laden's legacy in life and death. In the second hour, the authors of Shrink Rap talk about the field of psychiatry, and filmmaker Morgan Spurlock promotes his promotional documentary, The Greatest Movie Ever Sold.
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