The craven and treasonous AMA and APA lent support to this Trojan Horse for Commie Care, health care reform. But, no. Psychiatry will not end. No one has ever done psychiatry any favor. It exists and does well because there is no choice, no alternative for the care of people with severe mental illness. Only a minority of such people are getting any care. They will not be welcome in the offices of primary care doctors, nurses, social workers. As uninsured people get access to care, psychiatry will be swamped. It will have to stick to the essentials of the service. It will have to get more rapid, efficient, and effective.
Here is something the public can do to cut the psychiatry bill in half. Stop using illegal drugs and and alcohol.