“Shrinking pool of psychiatrists means long wait for those in need” – The Morning Call

“The problem is projected to only get worse in the not-too-distant future, in part because mental health disorders appear to be becoming more common or at least more recognized, and because a disproportionate number of psychiatrists are older and approaching retirement.”

by Sam Kennedy of The Morning Callmc-graphic-depression-poll-20170318

“Sue Drabic of Allentown knew right away something was wrong with a family member, a college student at the time.

“‘He was having delusional statements, like talking about saving the world,’ she said, recalling the episode. ‘He was saying it in a way that you could tell he was serious about it.’

“All Drabic wanted, as would anyone in her shoes, was help for her loved one — and right away. What she got instead was an initiation into the state of psychiatry.”

Read this Morning Call article in its entirety – click here.

 

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