The data brief was released on June 1, 2018, by the National Center for Health Statistics within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The researchers analyzed data from the 2012–2014 National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS) to examine adult mental health-related physician office visits. The goal was to determine differences in visit patterns by specialty and selected consumer characteristics. From 2012 through 2014, American adults made more than 30 million physician office visits for mental health concerns, and 55% of those visits were to psychiatrists. For adults age 18 and older, the mental health-related office visit . . .
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