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White Coat Psychology

Psychiatric practitioners, as a rule, tend not to wear white coats as much as in other medical disciplines. I’m not sure why. Maybe it’s because of the old Napoleon XIV song, with its maniacal “They’re coming to take me away, ha ha!” Our team was recently discussing some of the problems of practicing psychiatry in the midst of a sea of medical practitioners, however, and for a variety of reasons, we decided to start wearing white coats, among them that it helps to make our role clearer to patients, and├é┬ádoctors … Continue reading

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