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Can Smartphones Make Psychiatry Smarter?
John Torous MD & John Sharp MD  |  The Doctor Weighs In.com
Passive data, available through smartphones and other devices, may actually tell doctors more about a patient’s behavior than the patient can himself.

The Medicare Behavioral Health Failure
David L. Ley, Ph.D.  I  Psychology Today
If you live long enough in the United States, you’ll probably be on Medicare, which is a problem for those that face extensive mental and behavioral health issues. 

Could Depression Be Caused By An Infection?
Bret Stetka MD  |  NPR 
The idea that depression is a physical illness goes back to the early 20th century. Now a professor has revived the idea of depression as an “infectious disease.”

Why it's so hard to find a mental health professional
Lena H. Sun  |  The Washington Post
More than half of U.S. counties have no mental health professionals. This creates real challenges as more people are eligible for care under the ACA.

Is Depression a Normal Part of Aging?
Kristin Hultgren  I  Psychology Today
The changes that occur toward the end of life mean that both older adults and family members should be aware of the signs of depression and take action when necessary.

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