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Fix the New State Law That Creates Barriers to Treatment for People With Mental Illness
President and Medical Director, Silver Hill Hospital
Reporting requirements like Connecticut's presumably reflect the belief that mentally ill persons who voluntarily seek hospital treatment are, as a group, at greater risk for future violence than the general population of the U.S. But this belief is false.
A Palliative to Obamacare Discord
These stories (I'm sure there are others) make vivid the embarrassments and fears of patients; their efforts to deal with deterioration, endure pain, and cope with unhinging and detachment. The reader, the viewer, and the re-reader can take cues from caregivers who ease the way to acceptance.
Dying With Your Rights On: Mental Illness, Civil Rights And Saving Lives
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD
Medical Director, New York State Office of Mental Health
I am a psychiatrist who has treated patients for over 35 years, but I still cannot bear to read or hear a story of a fatal outcome for a person with a serious mental illness who dies from neglect or some form of self-harm.
Timothy's Law - A Worrying Addition to a Trend
Writer, Filmmaker, and Director, The NY Salon. Chairman The Ni...
Our therapeutic-minded culture is increasingly redefining every day human situations in to some variation of 'psychological trauma.'
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