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Weight can block psychiatric facility admission

Key clinical point: There’s a barrier to mental health care that has not received much attention: patient weight.

Major finding: In Los Angeles, 41 or 43 inpatient psychiatric facilities reported weight restrictions for admission.

Study details: Hospital survey.

Disclosures: There was no external funding, and the lead investigator had no disclosures.

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REPORTING FROM APA 2019