Inadequate mental illness services

Insufficient care of mental health

Indifferent care of the mentally retarded systematically plagues our medical system. Although physically disabled people get attention, the federal government, insurers and providers are not paying attention to the needs of the mentally disabled. Among the many areas of neglect, medical school curricula do not even address how to care for this population. It is a blind spot in our health-care system, and the result is scandalous.

(D) Detailed problems