Stigma Not The Biggest Barrier To Mental Healthcare Access, Report Finds According to PatientEngagementHIT (5/26, Heath), a report (PDF) from Sapien Labs suggests that “stigma is not the biggest patient care access barrier” to mental healthcare, Rather, “patient navigation issues, like knowing where to access care, and confidence in treatment efficacy stand in the way.” The report surveyed 45,000 “patients from English-speaking countries” who “either had or were at risk for a DSM-5 mental health diagnosis.”
Did You Know…
It is estimated that 20% of people age 55 years or older experience some type of mental health concern. The most common conditions include anxiety, severe cognitive impairment, and mood disorders (such as depression or bipolar disorder).
– American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry (2008)