Articles, Leading Stories

March 1st, 2017

What will ACA replacement mean for mental health?

By Janine Weisman

Uncertainty surrounding President Donald Trump’s often repeated campaign promise to dismantle the Affordable Care Act has changed the way Republicans talk about it: Instead...

March 1st, 2017

Wait times still long in EDs

By Pamela Berard

Patients having mental health emergencies who require hospital admission wait nearly four times longer for an inpatient bed than their medical counterparts, according to a...

March 1st, 2017

Safe rooms at EDs provide temporary respite

By Catherine Robertson Souter

The signing of the Community Mental Health Act in 1963 introduced a major shift in mental health care. Signed by President John F. Kennedy, the act initiated a shifting of...

March 1st, 2017

Reimbursement for telehealth still an issue

By Catherine Robertson Souter

In Massachusetts, Blue Cross and Blue Shield announced that it would add coverage for telehealth services early last year. While the coverage was expanded, however, BCBS...

March 1st, 2017

DSM-5 open to suggested updates

By Catherine Robertson Souter

The world of information has changed since 1952. That was the year that the American Psychiatric Association released the first version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual...

March 1st, 2017

APA: 21st Century Cures Act promises to reform system

By Phyllis Hanlon

In December 2016, the Senate passed the 21st Century Cures Act, a law that, according to the American Psychological Association, promises to reform the mental health system...

March 1st, 2017

Study: Mindfulness programs prevalent

By Pamela Berard

More than 60 percent of all U.S. medical schools have a mindfulness program to support students, residents or providers, according to a study by researchers at Cambridge Health...

March 1st, 2017

‘Deconstructing Stigma’ project unveiled at airport

By Phyllis Hanlon

When Nathaniel Van Kirk, Ph.D., administrative director of research at McLean Hospital’s OCD Institute, learned of the “Deconstructing Stigma: A Change in Thought Can...

March 1st, 2017

Study: Lying with the truth is risky

By Janine Weisman

During the Sept. 26, 2016, presidential debate, Donald Trump responded to a question about a 1973 federal lawsuit charging his family’s company with housing discrimination...

March 1st, 2017

Extreme form of picky eating is a disorder on the rise

By Catherine Robertson Souter

While it is not uncommon for children to have a limited palate when it comes to food, (heck, restaurants have special menus just for this segment of the population) when does...

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