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Q: Number of Psychiatrists in US ( No Answer,   0 Comments )
Subject: Number of Psychiatrists in US
Category: Health > Medicine
Asked by: andrew4d-ga
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Posted: 19 May 2005 14:17 PDT
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Question ID: 523453
How many psychiatrists in the US? By States, which has most,least in
absolute numbers and per capita. I also would like to know the number
of psychologist, social workers, family/marital counsellors. For these
just total for US is fine. Is there a reference source for this kind
of data? Thank You.

Request for Question Clarification by pinkfreud-ga on 19 May 2005 14:41 PDT
On page 4 of this document there is a table called "Mental Health
Providers Per 100,000 Population, Arrayed by State Per Capita Income."
It provides state-by-state data on the numbers of psychiatrists, child
psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers:

The Occupational Transformation of the Mental Health System

The World Health Organization's Mental Health Atlas 2005 gives these
figures for the entire USA:

"Per 100,000 population 

Number of psychiatrists     13.7 
Number of neurosurgeons      1.6 
Number of psychiatric nurses 6.5 
Number of neurologists       4.5 
Number of psychologists     31.1 
Number of social workers    35.3"

CVD Infobase: Mental Health Atlas

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