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The author suggests a checklist to help clinicians think through the necessary steps that should be part of every careful prescription of medication for children.

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We need doctors who understand life and people, not just lab test readouts and scientific papers.

Trying to change behavior—in programs as well as people—often evokes tenacious resistance. Writing for the better can become a vehicle for that change.

Organized psychiatry and psychology share a common acronym—APA. Some of our clinical work overlaps, but sometimes they differ in response to world events.

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May we forgive a murderer on behalf of his victims?

"The time is right to use research-informed interventions and implementation strategies to address the quality chasm for mental health care," says to NIMH Director Insel.

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Like residency, the Tibetan Buddhist tradition of Sand Mandalas requires teamwork to accomplish a common goal. The group effort by both Sand Mandalas and residents results in a transformative experience.

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