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Illness Falsification

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Psychiatric Emergencies

In some segments of the evolving health care system, primary health care teams with psychiatry at their core are becoming a reality. Here are 6 ways psychiatrists add value to primary care health teams.

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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?

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