In 2004-2005, about two-thirds of primary care physicians reported that they were unable to obtain outpatient mental health services for patients.
Mental health symptoms, for example, are more common. Dr. Christoff said that he's become more aggressive in the last year or so about referring patients to psychologists when mental health
Not surprisingly, gaps in adequate food and other daily stressors can erode health. ... There were fewer data on nonseniors, they wrote, but there appeared to be a correlation, with food insecurity associated with higher rates of mental health problems,
Other risk factors include female sex, advanced age, social isolation, poor social support networks, mental health problems, frailty, substance abuse, and reliance on others. ... Perpetrators of abuse or neglect are also more likely to be male, to have
C), and many types of cancer, as well as some mental health conditions such as anxiety or depression that can be exacerbated in some people who drink. ... Preventive Services Task Force. Ann Intern Med. 2012. Klatsky AL. Alcohol and cardiovascular health.
medications; transporting and accompanying patients to appointments; and linking patients to community primary care, substance abuse, and mental health treatment offices. ... Department of Justice titled “Indicators of Mental Health Problems Reported
said Ann O’Malley, MD, MPH, a senior researcher at the nonpartisan Center for Studying Health System Change in Washington, D.C. ... Occasionally the patients requested that the scribe step out during a pelvic exam or if there was a mental health concern
the patient's medical care or safety, or the safety of others.” That exception would enable some clinicians, such as mental health professionals or paramedics, to more routinely ask about gun ... Cooke said, pointing to the then-dire health and social
of the perceived stigma of mental health treatment. ... Halpert. There is one patient population with which internists probably shouldn't run expressive writing experiments—those with severe mental health issues.
who can facilitate and coordinate referrals for necessary mental health treatment. ... interactions with any mental health professional to whom a patient is referred.