Physician’s Weekly co-hosted another installment of the #PWChat series on Wednesday, March 21, with Linda Girgis, MD, to discuss the current status of mental healthcare in the United States.

Topics include whether there truly is a  mental healthcare provider shortage in the US, and if so, whether the shortage has gotten worse in recent years and what its impact is on patients and other clinicians, why many psychiatrists are moving to all-cash practices, and what the impact of this is on both patients and other clinicians, with many pointing to mental health issues as a major factor behind some the recent mass school shootings in the US, and much more!

Please make sure to check back here for
updates on Part II of this #PWChat.


View our upcoming schedule, or read our other #PWChat recaps here.

Below are the highlights from the chat. You can read the full transcript here.



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