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Illness Falsification

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Here: a review of issues related to assessment of patients for suicide risk in the ED -- and an overview of emerging approaches and research that one day will lead to more reliable assessment and interventions based more on science than on art or luck.

Medical, psychiatric, and/or developmental disorders can be falsified in a variety of ways. Know the warning signs often missed by clinicians.

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Suicide is now the second leading cause of death among college students. But only 60% of colleges and universities have a psychiatrist on staff.

The current shortage of psychiatric beds in the US is a major problem. Patients are discharged prematurely and often have to be readmitted or end up homeless or incarcerated.

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Gun violence by alienated, disgruntled individuals isn't new. So what changes may help account for our recent spate of mass shootings?

How targeted interventions may reduce the burden of premature mortality among patients with schizophrenia and other psychiatric disorders.

This issue of Psychiatric Times covered government fraud, emergency psychiatry, PTSD in practicing psychiatrists, college mental health, and other critical issues.

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