Why should behavioral health care be any different?

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Most doctors are trained to locate the source of their patients’ ailments and to cure them using modern medical technology and pharmaceuticals... Read more

Are you depressed? (I was.)

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The numbers are astounding. One in five American adults experience mental illness. One in five children ages 13-18 have, or will have, a... Read more

How committed are we to improving our nation’s mental health?

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In this season of New Year’s resolutions, perhaps we should resolve to improve things for the nearly 20% of Americans who experience... Read more

Another life destroyed – almost – by allegedly reckless prescribing

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A Philadelphia Inquirer story published on Philly.com last weekend about three men who died of drug addictions – and the physician whom... Read more

Feds to expand access to opioid treatment

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The federal government will move to increase access to medication-assisted treatment for opioid dependence by relaxing limits on prescribing... Read more

Epidemic: heroin addiction … again. What will it take this time?

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Last month the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that our country is facing a major public health epidemic. Hint: it isn’t... Read more

Philadelphia succeeds without 'asylums'

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This is one in a mini-series of posts about the state of mental health care in America, and how to fix it. As far as health issues go, matters... Read more

Smoking and the Oscars: A Scary Movie

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Something to ponder on Academy Awards night: 57 percent of Oscar-nominated movies include tobacco imagery. That’s actually the lowest... Read more