We Miss Many Psychiatric Diagnoses

Disabling physical disorders often are associated with mental disorders. A similar post was made earlier in Psychology Today. In patients with chronic, disabling physical symptoms, an associated mental illness often co-exists unrecognized. When consulting their clinician, these patients typically do not offer the expected psychological symptoms needed for a diagnosis, instead focusing only on their Read more about We Miss Many Psychiatric Diagnoses[…]

Psychiatry’s Mismatch With Primary Care

Mental illnesses in primary care often present with physical symptoms. KEY POINTS 1. Effective mental health care in medical settings requires awareness of physical symptoms as well as psychological symptoms. 2. Chronic illness patients with lifestyle limitations often have unrecognized depression, anxiety, or substance abuse. 3. Disabled, chronic disease patients typically do not offer psychological Read more about Psychiatry’s Mismatch With Primary Care[…]