Use of Psychiatric Services Increasing Nationally

Rob Wipond
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Use of inpatient, outpatient, and partial hospitalization services all increased in 2012, according to a new report from the National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS) discussed in Psychiatric News. The report is based on a survey of the NAPHS member organizations. NAPHS CEO Mark Covall told Psychiatric News, “While. . . inpatient days of care increased by 5.4 percent since 2011, outpatient services also showed growth, with the average number of outpatient visits in 2012 increasing by 6.6 percent since the prior year. The average number of partial hospitalization visits also increased substantially (14.6 percent) from 2011 to 2012.”

According to Psychiatric News, the utilization of psychiatric services in residential treatment centers was the only area that saw a slight decrease for NAPHS member organizations in 2012.

Mental Health Service Use Increasing Across Multiple Settings, Survey Finds (Psychiatric News, August 12, 2014. DOI: 10.1176/appi.pn.2014.8a4)

4 COMMENTS

    • Steve,

      You nailed it! It is obvious this is a puff piece or infomercial for the usual bogus claims of the supposed great necessity of more psychiatry to deal with the increased huge global burden of “mental illness” they must fight just like cancer to save lives. As anyone who has had to fight for funding knows, the greater and more critical/important the need as well as having increased participants with special emphasis on children no less, the more funding is required goes the usual pitch and often granted. And the psychiatry/Big Pharma cartel are experts in promoting their life destroying agenda for greed, profit, power and status in the guise of health. The fact they prey on children the most in modern times with their latest eugenics agenda exposes them for their total lack of conscience, ethics, empathy, decency or anything else that makes one human.

      However, they seem to ignore Dr. Thomas Insel’s blog, “Transforming Diagnosis,” when he acknowledged that “other” medical specialties were making huge progress in curing diseases and saving lives while psychiatry’s record of such success was dismal and sorely lacking for the last 100 years. This was when he acknowledged the DSM is a total INVALID fraud with no science, evidence or anything medical behind its voted in stigmas to collude with Big Pharma to push the latest lethal drugs on patent. Of course, anyone doing the least amount of research about psychiatry has been well aware of that for decades, so Insel had to come up with the new con of bad “brain circuits” to hoodwink the public. In the meantime, I’m seeing more and more “studies” claiming the schizophrenia, bipolar, depression, ADHD, autism and other supposed genes of these invented “disorders.” These are the same bogus claims made for the last hundred years debunked by those like Dr. Jay Joseph in books like The Missing Gene and The Gene Illusion, which shows they also have no shame and engage in constant pathological lying. It’s not hard to see that these are all traits of psychopaths.

      http://www.nimh.nih.gov/about/director/2013/transforming-diagnosis.shtml

      Here is an article on the progress in heart disease to back of Insel’s claims about progress in other specialties here:

      http://www.livescience.com/47425-heart-disease-death-hospitalization-decline.html?cmpid=558191

      Thus, though psychiatry likes to boast about its great importance to everyone’s health and survival and their great growing burden, as you say, Bob Whitaker nailed it when he exposed the real reason behind the huge budget busting growing epidemic of disability and death unleashed by the mental death profession!

      Thus, they should not be bragging about the great increase in their numbers of so called patients because the number keeps growing as they con more so called patients into their death traps with life destroying stigmas, brain damaging/disabling “treatments,” and more forced treatment. It’s not like all their so called patients have sought them out, so they should be seen as more like jailers running prisons in the guise of “mental health” as many experts have pointed out. Those visiting them for life problems are routinely betrayed with a bogus bipolar stigma and a lethal cocktail of drugs as they blame their victims for any crisis, abuse, loss, bullying, mobbing, poverty, being the wrong sex or color and other traumatic experiences while lying and denying them at the same time by claiming they are brain diseases.

      World citizens need to unite and fight the growing menace of the psychopathic 1% globally if they hope to avoid/change this growing path of destruction. This is especially true as the U.S. and other so called democracies become increasingly fascist, authoritarian, militant and power hungry with psychiatry serving as the current gestapo SS!