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When Judges Play Doctor

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Does this patient have decision making capacity to refuse a blood transfusion that will likely save his life? You are the ethics consultant, and the decision is yours.

Ethics case quiz: A patient's inconsistent decisions regarding treatment are cause for concern. What to do?

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Many college students who engage in binge drinking, experiment with illicit drugs, and/or misuse pharmaceuticals will go through this rite of passage relatively unscathed. However, others will not.

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Psychiatrists can provide significant support and insight to patients who are now coming to campus with a wide array of mental health challenges.

The abuse of alcohol by patients with schizophrenia is a remarkably common phenomenon. Here: findings from a 6-month randomized trial of long-acting injectable versus oral risperidone in patients with schizophrenia and comorbid alcohol use disorder.

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A reminder that success in life requires paying attention to the basics, starting with showing up and hanging in there.

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Mobile health interventions are helpful to patients receiving medications that reduce cravings, but what about adherence-focused monitoring?

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