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Doctors who don't know their patients make easily avoidable technical mistakes that can have tragic consequences. The best way "to do no harm" is to know and understand your patient.

A story of what can happen (and has happened) when the expertise of a psychiatrist is not followed in complex cases that involve substance use and other disorders.

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What’s the prudent way to react if a layperson is suddenly tapped to help get psychiatric care for somebody who says he desperately and immediately needs it—or else?

These editors' picks on noteworthy stories from around the web include topics such as "enhanced" interrogation, minority mental health, forensic psychiatry, new research, and more.

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May we forgive a murderer on behalf of his victims?

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.

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.

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