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5 Ways Technology Makes Behavioral Health Care Better
D'Arcy Gue  |  HITInsight Blog
In behavioral health specifically, healthcare IT enables much-needed care in rural areas and engages patients in their own care, among other benefits.

Generation X Uses Mental Health Care Services Differently
Eugene Rubin MD, PhD  |  Psychology Today
In comparison with other defined generations, Gen Xers tended to decrease use of mental health services over time while increasing use of psychotropic medications.

Are Virtual Doctor Visits Really Cost Effective? Not So Much, Study Says.
Ana B. Ibarra  |  California Healthline
Study suggests patients use telehealth to seek treatment of minor illnesses for which they otherwise would not have visited a doctor.

Yes, You Can Get ROI from a Good Behavioral Health EHR
D'Arcy Gue  |  HITInsight Blog
Shortly after implementation, EHRs enable organizations to reduce bad debt, lower long-term accounts receivable and make staff more efficient.

Patients Often Reject Drug-Only Psychiatric Treatment
Robert Preidt  |  WebMD
Survey supports the argument that patients want to talk through problems and that talk therapy should be the initial treatment option.

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Addiction Is a Chronic Brain Disease, Not a Character Flaw

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