Tuesday, April 24, 2018
psychotherapy underfunded by insurers

The Woeful Underfunding of Psychotherapy by Health Insurers

Psychotherapy reimbursement rates have been in decline for decades, even though insurance premiums have risen sharply. This is mystifying given that the vast majority of people prefer psychotherapy over medications, science shows it rivals the benefits of medications, and it saves insurance carriers money.
psychotherapy underfunded by insurers

The Woeful Underfunding of Psychotherapy by Health Insurers

Psychotherapy reimbursement rates have been in decline for decades, even though insurance premiums have risen sharply. This is mystifying given that the vast majority of people prefer psychotherapy over medications, science shows it rivals the benefits of medications, and it saves insurance carriers money.
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The Breaking Point

How did I become someone who could barely function? I was a high-performing sales executive ranked in the top 2% of an international business communications company. But now, after using powerful psych meds for depression and anxiety for more than a decade, I couldn’t do basic things like go to the grocery store, plan a meal, make dinner, or get together with friends.
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ECT Shock Treatment Class Action – Case Update April 2018

In March, 2018, the Court issued an Order denying class certification in the case filed against the manufacturers of ECT shock devices. Attorneys for the ECT victims strongly disagree with the Court's assessment, and have now petitioned the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals for permission to appeal the ruling denying class certification.
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On Being Mad in Public

Even as you are being shown amazing and mystical things and having all sorts of mysteries clarified in your mind, you are also being placed in a position where no one will pay any attention to what you have to say, or if they do, the results of that attention will be negative (such as being locked up). The mysterious and powerful journey you are on is almost invisible to other people.
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“Psychiatric Meds Saved Your Life,” and Mine

It's not about whether it's right or wrong, true or false that psychiatric drugs save lives. It's about telling the stories that aren't being told. That's why psychiatric drugs saved my life after they destroyed my health and nearly killed me. They gave me something I care about and am passionate about writing about. They gave me a pathway to bring healing to others.
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Metacognitive Training (MCT): A New Treatment Approach for Delusions

Since psychosis does not occur instantaneously and suddenly, but is often preceded by a gradual change in the appraisal of one’s cognitions and social environment, empowering metacognitive competence may act prophylactically to prevent or hinder a psychotic breakdown.

DRUG WITHDRAWAL II

Register here for MIA Continuing Education’s new course: “Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal Part II: The Psychiatrist’s Perspective on Challenges, Opportunities, and Shared Decision Making.” The EARLY-BIRD price of $50 for the course, which consists of eight monthly seminars, expires on May 1. (All seminars are recorded and can be viewed at a time of your choosing.)

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by Kate

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Lancet Psychiatry Needs to Retract the ADHD-Enigma Study

Lancet Psychiatry, a UK-based medical journal, recently published a study that concluded brain scans showed that individuals diagnosed with ADHD had smaller brains. That conclusion is belied by the study data. The journal needs to retract this study. UPDATE: Lancet Psychiatry (online) has published letters critical of the study, and the authors' response, and a correction.

Unraveling the Bundles of Research Bias

Erick Turner, MD, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and the Department of Pharmacology at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland describes the kinds of bias which are impacting the publication and interpretation of research studies and subsequently, clinical practices guidelines.

The Concerned Parents’ Project: 31 Questions

The Concerned Parents’ Project grew out of the idea that there may be parents out there who are confused and bewildered by the mixed messages on what it is to have normal and healthy childhood experiences. We posted a new question and answer for parents each day in March — a summary of all thirty-one questions can be found here.

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