APA Promoting More Public Funding For Specialist Training To Address Psychiatrist Shortage

The Bend Bulletin (3/10, McLaughlin) reports that in Oregon and across the US, “psychiatrists are in short supply.” What’s more, “the Health Resources Services Administration predicts a decline in psychiatrists per capita by 2025.” To address that situation, “the American Psychiatric Association is promoting more public funding for specialist training, as well as bipartisan mental health legislation that includes fixes for the workforce shortage.” In addition, the APA is “counting on the integration of mental health, substance abuse and primary-care services to lessen the load on specialists.”

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— “Psychiatrists in short supply for Central Oregon,” Kathleen McLaughlin, Bend Bulletin, March 10, 2016.

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