OPEN MINDS The Behavioral Health & Social Service Industry Analyst Industry Statistic Non-psychiatrist physicians are more apt to prescribe tranquilizers and anti-depressants for patients with behavioral health problems than are psychiatrists. Where mental illness or chemical dependency was listed as the primary diagnosis, psychiatrists prescribed these drugs for 47.5% of patients seen in office settings. For the same patients (primary diagnosis of mental illness or chemical dependency) non-psychiatrists prescribed these drugs for 71.2%. These are the findings of a recent OPEN MINDS analysis of . . .
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