Medical research

Poor broadband penetration in rural areas limits telemedicine

(HealthDay)—Broadband penetration rates are considerably lower in the most rural counties, especially where access to primary care physicians and psychiatrists is inadequate, according to a study published online May 21 ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Piloting aviation mental healthcare

With more than 100,000 flights taking off per day, the safety of air travel is a far-reaching issue.

Attention deficit disorders

Pediatricians vary widely in diagnosing ADHD, depression

(HealthDay)—There is a large variation in how often U.S. pediatricians diagnose and prescribe drugs for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and other mental health conditions, a new study suggests.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Across much of US, a serious shortage of psychiatrists

It is an irony that troubles health care providers and policymakers nationwide: Even as public awareness of mental illness increases, a shortage of psychiatrists worsens.

Pediatrics

Study: Fewer kids have severe mental problems; more get help

Contrary to public perception and horrific cases that make headlines, serious mental problems are declining among the nation's youth, and there has been a big rise in how many are getting help, a new study finds.

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