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A Dearth of Psychiatric Beds
E. Fuller Torrey, MD  |  Psychiatric Times
Recent study in North Carolina suggests the number of psychiatric beds that must be available to keep preadmission wait times under one day.

Mental Illness and Obesity
Nicola Davies, PhD  | Psychiatry Advisor
Studies from around the world show a higher risk of obesity and related illnesses among the mentally ill.

HHS Proposes Adding Behavioral Health to EHR Program
Greg Slabodkin  |  Health Data Management
Federal agency makes proposal to include mental health providers in EHR incentive program as part of annual report to Congress.  

Is Telemedicine The Key To Making Addiction Treatment Work?
D'Arcy Guerin Gue  |  HIT Consultant
As insurers up demands for proof of what works, addiction treatment providers look for ways to stay in contact with patients after release. 

CMS initiative to improve connectivity for behavioral health
Heather Landi  | Behavioral Healthcare
A health reporter discusses his depression in hopes of undermining the idea that it afflicts men less often than women.

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