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Angst Is Rising, but Many Must Forgo Therapy

October 7, 2008

Unfortunately the downturn also means that people battle to pay all their bills

Angst Is Rising, but Many Must Forgo Therapy – WSJ.com.

In the latest sign of the deepening economic crisis, more people are considering cutting back on their mental-health therapy, even as they become more stressed.

Across the country, psychiatrists and psychologists say they are seeing an increasing number of patients who are worried about paying for treatment. Some are reducing the amount of time they spend in therapy. Others are trying to negotiate a reduced fee. And, despite doctors’ warnings that it can be detrimental, some patients are using tactics to make their medication last longer, such as taking half their dose.

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