Psychiatric News (1/7) reported, “Deploying behavioral health social workers in primary care settings can increase the likelihood that patients with depression or anxiety will receive treatment within 30 days of their diagnosis,” investigators concluded in a study that studied “data from 68,659 adults who had at least one primary care visit between 2016 and 2019 and a new diagnosis of depression, anxiety, or both,” and in which “behavioral health social workers were deployed in 40 practices between 2017 and 2019.” The findings were published online Jan. 7 in Psychiatric Services, a publication of the American Psychiatric Association. (SOURCE: APA Headlines)