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Older adults face gaps in mental health care

A foundation says primary care providers should provide and coordinate the care. (AP Photo/David Duprey)
A foundation says primary care providers should provide and coordinate the care. (AP Photo/David Duprey)

Older Americans' primary care doctors are skimping on mental health care services, and that might increase the risk that the seniors will suffer serious general health problems as a result of untreated mental illness.

Analysts at the John A. Hartford Foundation gave that assessment earlier this month when they released the results from a mental health survey of about 1,300 U.S. adults ages 65 and over.

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