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Dr Osser is associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, and codirector of the US Department of Veterans Affairs National Bipolar Disorder Telehealth Program in Brockton, Massachusetts. The author reports no conflicts of interest concerning the subject matter of this article.