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Let's listen to our patients.

Regarding Dr. Patrick Gillette's letter, I, too, am engaged in primary care psychiatry, and I believe all physicians are involved in some form of psychological or psychiatric evaluations with their patients ("Primary Care Psychiatry," Letters, March 2005, p. 14). But I would stop short of organizing another specialty.

Psychiatry all too often establishes a diagnosis for some common set of otherwise normal constellations of human experiences, then provides a treatment for it by promoting some pharmaceutical "miracle." If we devote the time necessary to listen to our patients, many of their "psychiatric problems" could be handled.

If the goal is to establish another way for us to receive proper payment from these dreadful insurance plans, then let's do it.

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Warren J. Stanton, M.D.

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Title Annotation:LETTERS
Author:Stanton, Warren J.
Publication:Clinical Psychiatry News
Article Type:Letter to the Editor
Date:Apr 1, 2005
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