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How Should Treatment For Mental Illness Prevent You From Owning A Gun?

Posted on January 20th, 2013 by Dr. Blumenfield

IMPORTANT ADDENDUM: Please see link to an important statement about this topic at the end of the blog I personally favor strict gun control laws. I also believe that that there should not be stigma against people with mental illness. People should be able to see a mental health professional with the confidence that their […]

When A Nanny Slaps a Child

Posted on October 6th, 2010 by Dr. Blumenfield

A nanny tells her psychiatrist that she has slapped the 18 month old child under her care. A course of action for the therapist could include filing a report of child abuse, a Tarasoff warning to the family and an involuntary hospitalization of the patient if indicated. The possibilities of what could happen if the therapist did the above or some other action were discussed.