Table of Contents: November 2021

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Volume 117, Number 11 — November 2021

The Behavioral Health Issue

Cover: Preventable Pain (pages 16-21)
Another COVID-19 surge, vaccine hesitancy and hostility, and misinformation are compounding physicians’ already-heightened emotional turmoil on the job. By Joey Berlin

Physician Wellness: Self-Investment (pages 22-25)
Physician wellness programs help bolster a beleaguered workforce. By Emma Freer

Public Health: Making the Right Call (pages 26-30)
The Child Psychiatric Access Network, or CPAN, can help family physicians and pediatricians improve behavioral health. By Sean Price

Infographic: Supply and Demand (pages  32-33)
Simply put, Texas doesn’t have enough health care professionals to address its mental health needs. Here’s a look at the areas of greatest need. By Sean Price

Public Health: Caring for Generation COVID (pages 34-38)
The pandemic had taken an increasing toll on children's mental health, and the physicians caring for them. By Sean Price

Economics: “So Much Uncertainty” (pages 40-42)
The struggle to renew the Medicaid 1115 waiver endangers behavioral health care for low-income Texans. By Sean Price

Economics: Telemedicine’s Tipping Point (pages 44-47)
The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated telemedicine access to behavioral health care and exposed longstanding coverage issues. By Emma Freer

Also in this issue: 

04 Inbox: Burnout not physician’s fault 
06 Commentary: What is really wounding the healer? 
10 Rounds 
48 Talk to Patients About: ACIP 

Last Updated On

November 30, 2021

Originally Published On

October 31, 2021