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 […]
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A review of the book Handbook of AIDS Psychiatry co-authored by Mary Ann Cohen and six other authors is presented as well as a Q & A with Dr. Cohen. The book consists of 14 excellent chapters which reviews all aspects of this subject.
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Los Angeles Laker Ron Artest after his team won the NBA Championship thanked his psychiatrist on national television. This is an example how an increasing number celebrities are comfortable publicly discussing their psychiatric history. Television programs, movies, the Internet and the new media have all contributed to the reduction of stigma about mental health problems and treatment.
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