• Opinion: Hopelessness around youth mental health is creating a ‘nihilistic contagion'

    1 month ago - By STAT

    I have been a child psychiatrist for more than 20 years. I've worked in the city, in the suburbs, and in rural settings. I've seen patients in teaching hospitals and I've run a busy private practice. In all that time, I have never seen psychiatric suffering as pervasive and intractable as I have over the last 18 months. The lack of real change in our nation's child and adolescent mental health infrastructure has fostered a pernicious and pervasive defeatism among patients and clinicians alike.
    At its worst, this is manifest as a boarding crisis for young people with mental illnesses, who...
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