Pearls

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What to do after a patient assaults you

Physical assaults by patients are an occupational hazard of practicing medicine. Assaults can happen in any clinical setting, occur unexpectedly,...

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‘Flakka’: A low-cost, dangerous high

Use of α-pyrrolidinovalerophenone (α-PVP), a psychostimulant related to cathinone derivatives (“bath salts”), has been reported in the United...

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FIGHT to remember PTSD

Certain clinical features of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) appear in other psychiatric diagnoses and therefore can confound accurate...

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