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Trends In Mental Health Treatment & Psychological Distress: How Related?

The opioid use crisis. Rising suicidality. Greater treatment by antidepressants and other psychotropic medications. An increased utilization of mental health care services.
The signs point to a mental health crisis. Is there one and, furthermore, is there some connection between greater levels of distress and greater use of mental health treatment?
Those are the central questions that Mark Olfson of Columbia University and colleagues set out to answer by examining three sets of Medical Expenditure Panel Surveys (MEPS) data, from the Agency …

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