Behavioral Healthcare

Mental Healthcare Access Shrinks as Patient Demand Grows

April 17, 2017 - More patients are struggling with mental healthcare access than ever before, despite the needs from a growing patient population, according to a study from NYU Langone Medical Center. In an assessment of survey responses to the National Health Interview Survey between 2006 and 2014, NYU researchers found that the number of patients experiencing serious psychological distress (SPD) is...

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