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American's Mental Health Care Crisis: Families Left to Fill the Void of a Broken System
May 27, 2014

Paul Appelbaum, a Columbia University psychiatrist and expert on legal and ethical issues in medicine and psychiatry, used a simple phrase to sum up the biggest problem facing US mental health care.

“Right to care does not mean access to treatment,” he said, adding that “tens of millions of people who did not have insurance coverage may now be prompted to seek mental health treatment. And the capacity just isn't there to treat them.”

Read more: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/27/-sp-americas-mental-health-...

 

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