MedlinePlus ad-free website on bipolar disorder. Sometimes called manic depressive illness, this site includes resources on bipolar disorder from the American Psychiatric Association, the American Academy of Family Physicians, and many other experts. Read about Bipolar I and Bipolar II, rapid cycling, genetic testing and more. Links to full report (updated June 2022) on Medications for mental illness.
MedlinePlus ad-free website on depression includes special listings related to men, women, children, teenagers, seniors,. Find information on depression and college, antidepressants, depression screenings, mood disorders, helpful role of exercise in depression and anxiety, St. John’s Wort, signs and symptoms, seasonal affective disorder, screening, risk factors for suicide, where to get help, depression and migraines.
The NIMH “Men and Depression” booklet describes symptoms of depression and mania, other conditions that often accompany depression (such as PTSD or substance abuse), causes, diagnosis and treatment and additional resources. National Institute of Mental Health, revised 2017
The top 10 of 20 most expensive conditions that people got hospitalized for in 2017, were Septicemia, osteoarthritis, liveborn infants, heart attack (AMI), congestive heart failure (CHF), back problems, respiratory failure, coronary atherosclerosis, cerebral infarction (stroke), and diabetes with complication. The full list identifies 20 health conditions that cost the nation the most in hospital charges in 2017. The top 10 represented 43% of the total national hospital bill. For Medicaid patients, complications during childbirth, schizophrenia and previous C-section were in the top 10. For self-pay patients/no insurance, diabetes with complications was the 3rd most expensive condition. 18-page Statistical Brief #261 by AHRQ uses 2017 HCUP data; published July 2020.
Compare clinic ratings and patient satisfaction among primary care medical groups in Massachusetts. Both adult and pediatric clinic quality and patient experience ratings. Must choose location first. Includes medical clinics that have 3 doctors or more. Patient satisfaction (such as doctor communication, willingness to recommend the clinic, ability to get a timely pediatric or primary care appointment and more) is measured statewide. Quality ratings on behavioral health (mental health), asthma, diabetes, cancer screening, and getting high quality of care. Healthcare Compass MA site by Massachusetts Health Quality Partners (MHQP) shows performance scores from patients in 2021 (clinical measures) and 2022 (patient satisfaction). Updated February 2023.