Examining Rural Mental Health Care

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August 24, 2015
Health Sciences NewsBeat

John Fortney, PhD is leading the largest clinical trial involving rural Americans with a psychiatric disorder. It will examine how best to treat complex mental health conditions, such as bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder, in primary care clinics. The study will compare two models of delivering mental health care to patients living in rural areas and plans to enroll 1,000 patients throughout 15 federally qualified health centers in three states.