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When lawmakers look for information to help them craft behavioral health policy, few of them turn to universities for the latest research, finds a study in Psychiatric Services. Researchers surveyed 475 state legislators from across the United States. They found that the legislators were most likely to turn to advocacy organizations (53 percent), legislative staff (51 percent) and state agencies (48 percent) as sources of behavioral health research. In contrast, just 27 percent sought research from universities. Democrats were more likely to look to universities than were Republicans (34 versus 19 percent). (Monitor on Psychology)

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