Psychiatric nosology is so tricky. Dr. First was a teacher of mine at Columbia and a first rate researcher and psychiatrist whose thoughts about DSM 5 are worth watching. http://www.omh.ny.gov/omhweb/bps/130619_dsm5.html
http://www.ama-assn.org/ams/pub/amawire/2013-june-12/2013-june-12-general_news1.shtml?goback=%2Egde_3743008_member_250155895 The relationship between physicians, insurance, and patients is probably only going to become more complex under the affordable health care act, but here’s to small victories: doctors will retain the right to take on large insurers when their practices undermine the physicians’ capacity to provide timely and high quality medical care.
May 24, 2013, Progress Notes
Yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a report (pdf) revealing that mental illness in America’s youngsters may cost as much as $247 billion a year and may affect up to one in five children. The report did not generate network television coverage. Instead, coverage appears primarily on wire sources and medical websites. Bloomberg News (5/17, Lopatto) reports, “Mental illness in children costs $247 billion annually, a figure increasing along with the number of kids hospitalized for mood disorders, substance abuse and other psychiatric disorders,” according to a report released May 17 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in a special supplement to the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. “As many as one in five children…
Psychiatrists’ use of electronic communication and social media and a proposed framework for future guidelines Most psychiatrists use social media to some extent to interact with patients – if not emailing then texting, etc. Here’s a recent paper I wrote on the topic