Less Than Half of Adults With Mental Illness Received Services in 2013
Only 45% of adults with a DMS-IV defined mental illness received any type of mental health care in 2013, according to new data released from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health. For people with serious mental ...
APA Warns Against Common Uses of Antipsychotics
In September 2013, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) released a list of common, but potentially dangerous and inappropriate, uses for antipsychotics. The APA’s list includes the following recommendations:
Don’t prescribe any antipsychotics without an appropriate initial evaluation and ongoing monitoring
Don’t routinely prescribe two or more antipsychotic medications together
Don’t prescribe antipsychotics as first-line treatment for behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia
Don’t routinely prescribe antipsychotics as first-line treatment of insomnia in adults