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State medical licensing board questions may discourage physicians from addressing their mental health

13:00 EDT 21 Jun 2017 | Healio

Medical license application questions are still not treating mental and physical illness the same, and this could be impacting a physician’s decision to seek treatment for mental disorders, according to findings recently published in Family Medicine. “There had been some studies many years ago that also looked at how states treat mental health and physical health. I expected that there would be quite a bit of change since our study was done quite a number of years later,” Katherine J. Gold, MD, MSW, MS, department of family medicine, University of Michigan, told Healio Family Medicine in an interview.

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