Mental Health

Mental Health

Sodium benzoate as an add-on therapy to clozapine is associated with symptom improvement in patients with clozapine-resistant schizophrenia, a recent study found.

A program that granted homeless patients housing has reduced hospital health care spending and improved mental health outcomes.

Recent research in JAMA Psychiatry studied the impact of an integrated collaborative care model using computer-assistance to treat mood and anxiety disorders.

Researchers found that stepped care increased reach, effectiveness, and cost-effectiveness for identifying and treating post-traumatic stress disorder after Hurricane Sandy.

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More than one in five older adults who commit suicide disclose their intention to kill themselves before taking their own lives, a US study suggests.

A recent study in Health Affairs found that narrow-network insurance plans created by the Affordable Care Act offer only limited access to mental health care.

A recent report in Pediatrics revealed that amphetamine-type stimulants were the highest costing pediatric drugs purchased by Medicaid managed care plans.

The issue brief also focuses on the financial barriers to implementing BHI and acknowledges other barriers to BHI integration, such as regulatory challenges and the historical siloed nature of primary care and behavioral health professionals.

Although the design of the new Senate health care bill includes the option to include more hospital bed for psychiatric care, it will also strip billions from Medicaid. 

On April 19, 2017, PsychU sponsored the workshop, “Bridging the Gaps in Mental Health Care Coordination,” held in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.