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“Medication Restrictions Significantly Affect Mental Health Treatment Outcomes”

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This November 6, 2014 InsuranceNews.net article talks about some of the barriers faced by psychiatrists when it comes to their ability to treat their patients effectively.

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“State Supreme Court: Psychiatric boarding illegal”

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This August 7, 2014 article from Spokane, Washington and found on the Centre Daily Times website talks about to practice of warehousing people with mental illnesses in emergency departments or other non-certified psychiatric treatment settings where they receive no real treatment but are in  limbo waiting to be transferred to a certified psychiatric facility.  The Washington state supreme court ruled that this is indeed an illegal practice in the state of Washington.

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“Revisiting a debate: Does psychiatry overmedicate?”

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This April 10, 2014 InsuranceNewsNet.com article talks about the debate over how much medication is too much and mentions author Robert Whitaker

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“The importance of psychiatry”

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This March 22, 2014 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article talks about the importance of Psychiatrists and the unique role they are able to take.

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“Psychiatry Embraces Patient-Centered Care”

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This January 29, 2014 article on the American Psychiatric Association’s Psychiatric News website talks about the shift that is happening across the United States towards a patient centered method of treating people with mental illnesses.  Pat Deegan’s Common Ground is among the tools that are being used in this shift and showing great success.

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“The Dangers of Coercive Mental Health Care”

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This blog post on Psych Central talks about a December 22, 2013 article on the subject of coerced treatment of mental illness and the dangers of going down such a path

 

 

 

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“Psychiatric care options expand in W-B: First Hospital’s Crisis Response and Recovery Center to open this month”

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This August 7, 2013 article on the Times Leader website talks about a new mental health crisis unit opening in Wilkes-Barre

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