Expert: Psychiatric Workforce Lacking To Meet Expanded Demand For Mental Healthcare

In the US News & World Report (9/15) “Policy Dose” blog, Lloyd Sederer, MD, medical director of the New York State Office of Mental Health, writes that “as more people seek” mental healthcare, “thanks to affordability, expanded coverage and greater help-seeking, we won’t have the psychiatric workforce to meet their growing demand.”

In fact, “we now have a serious supply problem when it comes to psychiatrists, as well as other mental health professionals,” he asserts. In two posts to come, Dr. Sederer “will detail a set of potential supply and demand solutions,” which, when “taken together…can help to substantially close the cavernous gap between the real national need for psychiatrists (and other mental health professionals) and the clinical workforce required.”

Related Links:

— “Where Have All the Psychiatrists Gone?,” Lloyd Sederer, U.S. News & World Report, September 15, 2015.

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