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Latest Psychiatry News

Deaths of Despair Likely to Increase During Pandemic

Up to 75,000 more people could die from drug or alcohol misuse and suicide during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report released May 8 by the Well Being Trust and the Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care.

Fear of COVID-19 Keeping Adults From Emergency Care

Adults are avoiding emergency medical care for fear of catching COVID-19, according to a poll released April 28 by the American College of Emergency Physicians.

David Shulkin, M.D., on COVID-19 Financial Consequences for Health Care System

Health care organizations are facing hard financial decisions amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but an end is in sight as some are beginning to slowly open back up around the country, according to David Shulkin, M.D. Shulkin, who served as ninth secretary for Veterans Affairs and is former president and CEO of Beth Israel Medical Center in New York, spoke with HealthDay during a live stream on the HealthDay YouTube channel and live blog.

Americans Report Concerns Over Their Mental Health During Pandemic

Mental health concerns top economic worries during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the results of a survey released by the University of Phoenix.