Demand for Psychiatrists Climbing Faster Than Any Other Medical Specialty

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Psychiatrists are the third most requested physician.

A national physician recruiting firm says the demand for psychiatrists is climbing faster than for any other medical specialty.From April 2009 to March 2010, the company Merritt Hawkins received 179 requests for psychiatrists — a 47% increase from the previous year and 121% increase from the 2006-2007 survey.

 

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Depression as Deadly as Smoking, Study Finds

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Depression is as much of a risk factor for mortality as smoking, new research has found.

A study by researchers at the University of Bergen, Norway, and the Institute of Psychiatry (IoP) at King’s College London has found that depression is as much of a risk factor for mortality as smoking.

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