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They face the pressures of “assembly-line medicine,” merciless scheduling demands, fights with insurance companies, growing regulations, and an explosion in scientific literature with which their knowledge must remain current.
A 2011 Current Psychiatry article notes that medical boards increasingly ask applicants about their mental health.“Acknowledging a history of mental health or substance abuse treatment triggers a more in-depth inquiry by the medical board,” wrote Dr.
Robert Bright, a psychiatry professor at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Since the boards hold the keys to licensure, many say this is a conflict of interest.
There are growing concerns about whether PHPs have the right approach to the job.
Internists routinely screen their patients for depression and anxiety—it’s considered the standard of care for an annual physical.