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Bipolar Disorder (MedlinePlus)

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 on Medications for mental illness

Depression (MedlinePlus)

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

Men and Depression Booklet (NIMH)

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 Jan. 2017

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20 Most Expensive Conditions Requiring Hospital Stay, 2013 (pdf)

The top 10 of 20 most expensive conditions that people get hospitalized for are led by Septicemia, osteoarthritis, liveborn infants, complication of device, implant or graft; heart attack (AMI), congestive heart failure (CHF), back problems, pneumonia, coronary atherosclerosis and acute cerebrovascular disease. The full list identifies 20 health conditions that cost the nation the most in hospital charges in 2013. The top 10 represented nearly half (48%) of the total national hospital bill. For Medicaid patients, mood disorders, schizophrenia and previous C-section were in the top 10. For the uninsured, diabetes with complications was the 4th most expensive condition. 15-page Statistical Brief #204 by AHRQ uses 2013 HCUP data; published May 2016

Massachusetts Primary Care Clinic Ratings and Patient Satisfaction Editor's Pick

Compare adult and pediatric clinic quality and patient experience among primary care medical groups in Massachusetts. Must choose location first. Includes medical clinics that have 3 doctors or more. Patient satisfaction (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), support for patient self-management, and getting high quality of care. Healthcare Compass MA site by Massachusetts Health Quality Partners (MHQP) shows 2018 scores

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