Showing posts with label psychiatry. Show all posts
Showing posts with label psychiatry. Show all posts

Thursday, December 9, 2021

Majority of psychiatrists no longer provide psychotherapy

Researchers analyzing 21 years of data found that the percentage of psychiatrist visits involving psychotherapy has declined by half -- dropping to only 21.6 % of patient visits. Over half of U.S. psychiatrists no longer practice any psychotherapy at all. The study found that for rural, Black, Hispanic, and Medicaid patients psychiatrists' provision of psychotherapy was exceedingly rare.

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Editors note:

I have observed this for some time going back even before the 1990s. 

Psychiatrists have become primarily pharmacologists who prescribe medications. 

Most psychiatrists are not even being trained to provide psychotherapy. By comparison a Licensed Clinical Social Work Psychotherapist in New York State must have six years of supervised training before they can become licensed to provide psychotherapy.