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Editorial

copyright: Michele Paccione

Learning to listen, understanding the importance of what we hear, and knowing we must understand before we speak or act, are among the psychiatrist’s most important skills.

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Now is the time to be vigilant and active in the advocacy efforts to fund all the terrific new opportunities the 21st Century Cures Act offers. Here are 9 aspects of the law that focus on psychiatric practice and treatment of those with serious mental illnesses.

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With antipsychotics, my once-brilliant child can again speak, write, read, and maintain hygiene and has regained motor functioning.

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Here’s a very unscientific survey of this year’s most meaningful issues is psychiatry. Quite a year.

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These few stories of refugees remind us what a stress to one’s sense of self the immigrant experience entails. They emphasize how important this perspective is when we are asked to evaluate and treat those recently here in the US, and sometimes those who have been here for a generation.

When was the last time in the midst of a presidential campaign that psychiatric diagnostic criteria were being discussed so widely?

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There are striking parallels between the work of the Supreme Court justices and that of psychiatrists.

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