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Should Mental Health Be a Primary-Care Doctor's Job?

Should Mental Health Be a Primary-Care Doctor's Job? | Mental health | Scoop.it
Patients occasionally ask me if I’ll be the doctor who’ll take out a gallbladder or deliver a baby. I tell them, “You deserve better.” I’m a primary-care internist, and my expertise is broader than it is deep. I manage high blood pressure and cholesterol but refer people with heart attacks to cardiologists; I perform Pap tests and prescribe birth-control pills but send pregnant women to obstetricians; and I often diagnose, but never treat, cancer. With mental illness, though, the limits of my role are less clear. I’m comfortable helping people get through life’s more common emotional challenges, like divorce, retirement, disappointing children. If you’re hearing voices, or if you walk into my office and announce that you’ve decided to kill yourself, as someone did not long ago, I know exactly what to do: escort you to a psychiatrist. But what about the lawyer who’s having trouble meeting deadlines and wants medication for attention-deficit disorder? Or the businesswoman whose therapist told her to see me about starting an antidepressant? Or the civil servant trying to shake his Oxycontin addiction? They’ve all asked me to treat them because they don’t want or can’t easily access psychiatric care.
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Ziggi Ivan Santini's curator insight, January 16, 2014 3:07 AM

The short answer is no, simply because a GP cannot be expected to have the time nor the qualifications to deal with every specialized area of disease. This article illustrates the strong need to end fragmentation in health care and to promote and strengthen highly integrated care among GPs and specialists. Further, it calls for health systems to progress and make the best use of up-to-date technology, to increase the mental health workforce, and finally to make mental health care more accessible, affordable, and free from generating stigmatization among the population of people with mental illness.

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The ONE Thing

The ONE Thing | Mental health | Scoop.it
“ I've always been a big fan of efficiency and there's little I like less than unnecessary complexity, time-wasting or divergence.”
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Innovation Excellence - Fear to Innovate

Innovation Excellence - Fear to Innovate | Mental health | Scoop.it
“ What was I doing! How could I have been so cruel and naive to not understand the differences between people’s cognitive understanding of fear and their natural resistance to having a visceral experience of it!”
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Transformational Leadership

Transformational Leadership | Mental health | Scoop.it
“ Transformational leadership requires high levels of communication from management to meet goals. It’s all in the name, transformation. Here the purpose of communication with the leaders is to trans...”
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Blog :: TED BALL: Quantum Transformation Technologies

Blog :: TED BALL: Quantum Transformation Technologies | Mental health | Scoop.it
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Dr Jonathan Trevor on how new transformational leadership drives change - YouTube

“ As network-based organisations evolve, the role of leadership is focused less on performance and more on change. 'Transformational leadership' is a move away...”
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3 Musts of Transformational Leadership | To A Higher Level

3 Musts of Transformational Leadership | To A Higher Level | Mental health | Scoop.it
“ Learn 3 musts every transformational leader must embrace, and the 3 questions they must ask themselves today.”
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Telemental Health Technologies Compared

Telemental Health Technologies Compared | Mental health | Scoop.it
This independent telemental health technology comparison site was created to help mental health providers and administrators identify the best therapy or technology resource for their online practice or network. Telemental health is also known by other names such as online counseling, online therapy, telepsychology, telepsychiatry, ecounseling, etherapy and others. Treating mental health issues through the internet can take many forms. Use this criteria-based comparison of mental health technologies and online therapy networks to find the right fit for your needs.
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VIDEO: Normal behaviour defined as mental illness; Allen J. Frances addresses problems with the DSM-V and today's psychiatry

VIDEO: Normal behaviour defined as mental illness; Allen J. Frances addresses problems with the DSM-V and today's psychiatry | Mental health | Scoop.it
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, the DSM, was first launched in 1952 with 106 conditions identified. Over the past 60 years the number of mental illnesses for which there is now a diagnosis has more than tripled. Dr Allen Frances led the team who rewrote the guidelines for diagnosis in 1994 with DSM IV, but in recent times, he's done an about-face, condemning his own work, labelling some of the writing in that DSM IV as a mistake. But what troubles him more is that the latest diagnostic regime, DSM V, goes further down the road of labelling a range of what he calls unfortunate human behaviours as mental illnesses. In his new book, called Saving Normal, Dr Frances argues that there is now an increasing tendency to chalk up life's difficulties to mental illness.
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