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Screening for Behavioral Health First Step to Getting Treatment, Brandeis University Study


7/10/2007 10:29:22 AM

Waltham, MA —Health plans seldom require screening for substance abuse and mental health in primary care even though it can improve detection, according to a new Brandeis University study published in the July issue of the Journal of General Internal Medicine. This may be a missed opportunity to help people with mental illness or substance abuse problems, only a fraction of whom currently receive treatment.


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