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Behavioral Health, United States, 2012.


Rockville (MD): Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (US); 2013. Report No.: (SMA) 13-4797.
Behavioral Health, United States.


Behavioral Health, United States, 2012 is the most recent edition of a publication issued biannually by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services since 1980. The scope of this volume has been expanded from previous editions to include information on substance use disorders, which frequently co-occur with mental health disorders. This larger perspective on behavioral health will help strengthen the series' utility as a key resource for decision making in a changing and challenging health care landscape. The volume serves as a comprehensive resource for behavioral health statistics for the Nation, compiling information from a diverse set of data sources, journal articles, online tools, and other publications. It includes three analytic chapters, 13 figures, and 172 data tables. The volume presents national estimates on numerous aspects of behavioral health, including the prevalence of mental health and substance use disorders; the number of people treated for those disorders; the number of beds, providers, and facilities in which treatment is offered; and spending on treatment. Behavioral Health, United States, 2012 provides behavioral health statistics using the most recent data available. This edition also includes several new tables that provide expanded information on some special populations of interest, such as children, the homeless, members of the military and their families, veterans, Medicaid beneficiaries, and the workforce providing behavioral health services. This volume is organized into five sections. Section 1 provides an introduction to the report; summarizes the numerous changes from the previous volume, entitled Mental Health, United States, 2010; and explains the implications of health care reform under the Affordable Care Act. Sections 2 through 4 provide analytic text on three important behavioral health topics: the course and prevalence of behavioral health disorders over people's lives, the degree to which behavioral health conditions may affect an individual's daily functioning, and key issues regarding behavioral health treatment. Section 5 presents detailed reference tables.

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