Clinical Update

Treating Common Medical Conditions in Patients With Chronic Mental Illnesses

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After years of specialized training in psychopharmacology and psychotherapy, it can feel foreign or uncomfortable to prescribe a nonpsychiatric medication, such as an antibiotic, to a patient in need. Uncertainty about psychiatrists’ scope of practice leaves many of us feeling unsure about whether we should prescribe anything beyond psychiatric medica

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