Tag Archives: mental health

How to Build an Influential Women’s Health Collaborative

Female doctor consulting female patient.

The clinical voice and patient outcomes can be far stronger when women’s health physicians band together to form a collaborative.

3 Ways Healthcare Can Integrate Behavioral Health and Primary Care

Therapist consulting a patient.

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.

Despite Decreasing Stigma, Mental Health Concerns Increasing

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?

Study: Suicide Rate Decreased in 2020

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.

How Pediatric Team-Based Care Can Improve Mental Health

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.

Study: Millennial Patients Take a Holistic Approach to Mental Health

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.

Physician Burnout, COVID-19, and the Paradox of Excellence

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.

Study: Conflicting Information Linked to Mental Health Issues During COVID-19

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.

Enhancing Mental Health Care in Pediatrics

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?

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