Medical Health Cluster

Mental Health

Canadian Doctors Call for Mental Health and Addiction Funding for Team-Based Care

The Ontario Medical Association (OMA) and Primary Care Collaborative have called for $37.5 million in immediate funding, as well as $75 million annually for 10 years, to help primary care providers treat patients with depression, anxiety, and addiction. The recommendation is part of a four-point plan to strengthen mental health and […]

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Mental Health of Most Kids With Autism Declined in Pandemic

More than half of children and youth with autism experienced pandemic-related declines in mental health between May and December 2020, according to a large Canadian cohort study. The study, based on surveys with parents of 230 children and youth with autism, showed that 141 (61%) of these children had mental health deterioration, […]

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New Plans Focus on Health Care Workers’ Mental Health

COVID-19 has exacerbated the widespread burnout that already existed among the nation’s 20 million health care workers, said NIOSH Director John Howard, MD. He cited several studies documenting these trends. For example, a survey of 1119 health care workers conducted from June through September 2020 found that 76% were experiencing exhaustion or […]

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