Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Tag: access to psychotherapy

Real, Not Sham, Mental Health Coverage

Ruling on a class action lawsuit brought against the nationā€™s largest health insurer, Judge Spero concluded that it had adopted treatment guidelines focused on saving costs through limiting coverage to the management of acute mental health episodes. How much psychotherapy does a person need to achieve meaningful and lasting change in their emotional outlook?

Busting 7 Myths About the Practice of Psychotherapy

All in all, it is not enough that public policy pundits push for greaterĀ accessĀ to mental health services. Alongside improving access, there needs to be renewed focus on theĀ quantityĀ andĀ qualityĀ of psychotherapy the average American currently receives. Health insurers need to reexamine their false assumptions about the effectiveness of short-term, quick-fix therapies.

Psychotherapists Offering Free Sessions to People With Brexit-related Anxieties

FromĀ The Independent:Ā Psychotherapists are offering free counselling to EU citizens residingĀ in the UK whose mental health has been adversely affected by Brexit. The scheme was launched...

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.

Quebec Launching a Publicly Funded Psychotherapy Program

FromĀ CBC News: The Quebec government has announced that it will be making a recurring investment of $35 million into the province's first publicly funded...

ā€œThe Unfulfilled Promise of the Antidepressant Medicationsā€

A new article in The Medical Journal of Australia laments that, while antidepressant use continues to climb, the research evidence shows that their effectiveness...