Psychiatry Career and Resource Center

Welcome to the LocumTenens.com Psychiatry Career and Resource Center. Here you can stay up-to-date on the latest news and trends in your industry, find links to organizations and associations, and more. Of course, you're only a few clicks away from finding the perfect psychiatry job, too. Learn more about our psychiatry recruiting services.

Psychiatry Salary and Employment Statistics

The 2018 LocumTenens.com Psychiatrist Salary Survey annual report is now available! Results from the annual LocumTenens.com psychiatrist salary survey highlight annual average psychiatrist salaries. Respondent demographics including region of practice, board certification, and time frame for making next job change are also covered in detail in the full salary survey report.

The LocumTenens.com psychiatrist salary survey resource center provides more detailed salary information, including historical data from 2006 through our latest 2018 Psychiatrist Salary Survey.

PCPs have a harder time determining degree of irritability

Source: Penn State News

Researchers from Penn State reported that primary care physicians may have a harder time deciding if irritability is normal or not when compared to psychiatrists. They discovered that PCPs are more likely to treat with medicine right away while psychiatrists tend to use behavioral treatment first. Researchers are now calling for better guidelines and tools for PCPs to distinguish if irritability is normal or not in school aged children. Researchers want PCPs to realize when behavior is not normal or a sign of a mental health disorder.

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Mental Health patients need more than just psychiatrists

Source: STAT News

Approximately 40 million Americans suffer from mental health issues every year and more than 20 million will not seek treatment. While more psychiatrists in the field would alleviate some of the lack of access in the mental health field, other steps can be taken to make mental health care more accessible. One psychiatry resident shares three innovative ideas to help more patients without adding more psychiatrists in the field like access to telemedicine and involving more primary care physicians in screening procedures.

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