Unfortunately, there is skepticism among some physicians that if you cannot prove it with biological or physical evidence, then it must not be true. Mental illness has varying degrees of severity and is very real to the person experiencing such diseases. For decades, mentally ill patients were treated separately from medically ill patients thus reinforcing the stigma associated with mental illness. If medicine and psychiatry are kept separate what happens to the patient with a mental illness and a medical illness? With mounting evidence supporting an integrative approach between medical doctors and psychiatry a more holistic care model is being delivered to patients. Not only is the patient receiving better care but costs are also reduced in the grand scheme of things.
Read more here from the Wall Street Journal.