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Pediatric Mental Health Diagnoses Jump 30 Percent in Last Four Years

Pediatricians are seeing an increase in behavioral health problems among children, including sharp increases in Attention Deficit Hypertension Disorder (ADHD), anxiety, depression, and eating disorders, according to a study from athenahealth, Inc. According to the report, growth in ADHD is … finish reading Pediatric Mental Health Diagnoses Jump 30 Percent in Last Four Years

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Study Shows Public Funding for Behavioral Health Treatment Critical in Tough Times

A new report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) shows the importance of public funding for mental health services and substance abuse during difficult economic times, when it helps those who might otherwise be unable to … finish reading Study Shows Public Funding for Behavioral Health Treatment Critical in Tough Times

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Lower Income Depressed Patients Benefit from Community Support: Study

Depressed people in lower-income communities — areas where help is frequently unavailable or hard to find — benefit when community groups such as churches and even barber shops lend support, according to a new study from the RAND Corporation. The … finish reading Lower Income Depressed Patients Benefit from Community Support: Study

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Expanding Medicaid Lowers Depression, Financial Strain, But Doesn’t Improve Physical Health

While Medicaid coverage has helped to increase diabetes diagnoses and medication compliance among the poor, and reduce depression and out-of-pocket medical expenses, it has not helped to reduce the prevalence of diabetes, high cholesterol, or high blood pressure, according to … finish reading Expanding Medicaid Lowers Depression, Financial Strain, But Doesn’t Improve Physical Health

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Study Highlights Need for Medical Homes to Identify Mental Health Disorders at Young Age

Despite the known prevalence of mental health issues that emerge during adolescence, nearly half lack a medical home, which could provide them with the appropriate treatment, says a new study from UCSF’s Department of Pediatrics. According to experts, approximately 20 … finish reading Study Highlights Need for Medical Homes to Identify Mental Health Disorders at Young Age

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More Than 1 in 5 Americans Remains Uninsured Across U.S. Metro Areas

Nearly half of adult residents living in the McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas metro area are uninsured, making it the highest area of uninsured adults in the metro U.S. for the second year in a row, according to the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index. The … finish reading More Than 1 in 5 Americans Remains Uninsured Across U.S. Metro Areas

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CMS Demo Aims to Expand Access to Emergency Psychiatric Care for Medicaid Beneficiaries

A new demonstration program to expand access to emergency psychiatric care for Medicaid beneficiaries could significantly cut state and hospital healthcare costs, reduce general acute care ED visits and help vulnerable patients get proper care, says the CMS. The Medicaid … finish reading CMS Demo Aims to Expand Access to Emergency Psychiatric Care for Medicaid Beneficiaries

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