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Primary Care Playing Large Role in Mental Health Care
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Whether by choice, cost, or lack of alternatives, patients are increasingly turning to their primary care providers for mental health services, a study from the Center for American Progress shows. More than half of treated patients now receive some form of primary care for their mental disorder, mostly from a primary care doctor, and primary care is now the sole form of healthcare used by more than one-third of patients with a mental disorder accessing the healthcare system, said the study Mental Health Care Services in Primary Care: Tackling the Issues in the Context of Health Care Reform.