Integrating behavioral health with primary care can lead to better patient outcomes — but how does this fit into value-based care? Keith Fernandez, MD, Chief Clinical Officer, discusses the factors, technology, and governance medical groups should consider to maximize the benefits of comprehensive care.
A recent survey found that the majority of American adults have experienced mental health concerns. However, the data also noted increased comfortability with discussing mental health, seeking care, and using teletherapy. What do these findings mean for the future of telehealth and employers?
Despite the circumstances created by the COVID-19 pandemic, the overall suicide rate in the U.S. decreased in 2020 compared to 2019. While these results are optimistic, physicians should continue to screen patients for depression and suicidal ideation.
In October 2021, several leading pediatrics organizations declared the rate of mental health conditions in children and adolescents a national emergency. Studies show that collaborative care models in the pediatric setting may provide better care and improve outcomes.
A new study shows that millennial patient attitudes are changing when it comes to mental health: one, mental health impacts physical health; and two, they feel more comfortable seeking help. Healthcare clinicians can expect to see more requests for behavioral health services in the near future due to COVID-19.
How might physicians’ determination to deliver excellent patient care, especially during the uncertain times of COVID-19, increase burnout? Joseph DeVeau, MD, draws from his experiences and extensive research to explore how we might redefine “excellence” to combat this perplexing problem and better support providers.
Exposure to conflicting information about the COVID-19 pandemic has been one of the key causes of acute depressive symptoms and other mental health illnesses. Primary care physicians can clear up misconceptions during visits with their patients to help.
Pediatricians are the most important resource for parents who are concerned about their child’s mental and behavioral health, but data shows that there are significant care gaps between pediatricians and child psychiatrists. What small changes can pediatricians make to their practices to help address this?
A new study by the American Medical Association (AMA) reveals that despite an almost 40 percent decrease in opioid prescriptions, overdose deaths are on the rise. What is contributing to this, and what changes can independent physicians expect to see in the future of substance abuse treatment?
The COVID-19 pandemic has increased demand for digital behavioral health care to increase accessibility and help reduce the costs of traveling to the doctor’s office. See how this market is expected to grow during and after COVID-19.