May 1, 2016
BALTIMORE — The majority of general pediatricians did not use mental health professionals in the co-management of most of their patients with anxiety and depression, according to study data presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting.
“There aren’t enough mental health providers to go around,” Ruth E.K. Stein, MD, attending physician at Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, told Infectious Diseases in Children. “And in some locations, pediatricians are practicing in areas where there are few, if any, mental health providers.”