05/20/2014 01:16 pm ET Updated May 20, 2014

In Experiment At Boston Hospital, Patients Given Access To Their Therapists' Notes

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For years, the woman went to a Boston hospital to talk to a therapist about being depressed and overweight. The therapist, listening closely, asked questions and jotted down notes on a memo pad.

Until recently, the 54-year-old woman didn’t know what her therapist was writing. Then, last month, her therapist offered to share his notes with her regularly.

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