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Facing the Dilemma of Too Few Psychiatrists

Posted by Lauren Garvey on Jul 6, 2017 10:02:47 AM

It's been called the "silent shortage."  There are simply far too few psychiatrists and way too many Americans suffering from mental health issues.  Drug and alcohol addiction, domestic violence, and suicidal adolescents are only the tip of the iceberg.  Lack of timely and appropriate access to psychiatrists leaves others to struggle with life-draining episodes of depression and anxiety.

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Topics: American Medical Association, physician shortage, Dr. Ken's Corner, mental health, psychiatrist, psychiatrists, telepsychiatry

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