Gone are the days when sessions with psychiatrists went on for hours till patients poured their hearts out. Many a time, people portray problems in the mind due to the absence of patient, non-judgmental listeners, a gap easily filled by these intuitive professionals.
Today, the trend has changed, and time is equated to money, quite literally. Psychiatrists are reimbursed less for 45-minute talk therapy sessions. They make much more on 15 -minute prescription writing sessions.
If one were to go into details, a psychiatrist can earn $150 for three 15-minute medication visits as against only $90 for a 45 minute talk therapy session.