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A proper psychiatric diagnosis requires the ability to elicit information, identify symptoms, and recognize behavioral patterns. Dr Michael First, author of DSM-5 Handbook of Differential Diagnosis, summarizes key points in this brief video.

What do you include in your differential diagnosis if you suspect Munchausen syndrome? Take the quiz and learn more.

This is the fourth in a series of blogs devoted to our society’s shameful neglect of people with severe mental illness.

An expert discusses behaviorial indicators and screening instruments for suicide risk.

All psychiatrists must familiarize themselves with relevant reporting statutes and be knowledgeable about what constitutes neglect or abuse.

Maltreatment at an early age casts a very long shadow. Here: a look at the long-term effects of early childhood trauma.

The number of persons affected by elder mistreatment and self-neglect is growing-- with consequent increases in morbidity and premature mortality.

Medicine and law have a rich collaborative history in the management of persons convicted of sex offenses.

Substantial progress has been made in the development of etiologic models of intimate partner violence and interventions for individuals who assault their intimate partners. These authors provide details.

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