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Internet Resources for Psychiatrists

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You’ve probably heard that looking for something on the internet is like taking a drink from a fire hydrant…. We’ve made it a bit easier by describing a few of our favorite websites. www.pdr.net Provides the complete and official PDR information, but searching and entering drug regimens is more awkward than it should be. www.epocrates.com Dr

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Computer Technology and Psychiatry

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E-mail Communication with Patients

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Dr. Grohol, you frequently speak on the use of e-mail in clinical practice. Can you give us some guidelines for how we should most appropriately use e-mail with our patients? The first thing I recommend is that physicians and therapists give a good amount of thought to their own boundaries around e-mail communication with patients. One of the crucial q

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How to Bring STAR*D Techniques into Your Practice

Topics: Antidepressants | Practice Tools and Tips

Because the first results from STAR*D make antidepressants look less powerful than we might have hoped, researchers have emphasized another aspect of the study – namely, that it represents a system that allows us to bring research techniques into our practices. And while some statements made in support of the STAR*D methodology come across as pretty g

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VNS: Some Practical Information

Topics: Antidepressants | Brain Devices | Practice Tools and Tips

If, after reviewing our admittedly lukewarm evaluation of the VNS data, you decide that you want to offer it to your patients, here’s some useful information. The procedure is being done primarily at major tertiary medical centers now, but this will change over time. Currently, insurance plans pay for the procedure for depression only on a case-by-

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