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I hope readers look seriously at what the Presidential candidates have to say-- or if they say anything at all --about addressing the current and increasing disaster in the mental health system before casting their votes.

“Election addiction disorder, undifferentiated, DSM-5A—177.6x” is characterized by an overwhelming need to watch anything and everything related to the current race for the White House, no matter how microscopic. Clinical details and prognosis are examined here.

Let us consider the case of a "bad" psychiatrist to serve as a warning of where we can go wrong.

The supposed “epidemic” of mental illness turns out to be mostly a myth in the US adult population, 2000-2015.

The public has questioned the wisdom of a judge to release a psychiatric inpatient, but not just any patient. Enter our metaphoric haunted house at your own risk.

We are ethically constrained by the Goldwater rule, but here are the data from an artfully crafted secret poll on the Presidential campaign.

The authors examine the literature on "quality of life" and how antipsychotics improve that for patients with schizophrenia.


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