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Treat the Patient, Not the Rule Book…: The Art of Psychopharmacology!

Salzman, Carl, MD

The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease: May 2018 - Volume 206 - Issue 5 - p 380–382
doi: 10.1097/NMD.0000000000000801
Clinical Controversies

Experienced clinicians are aware that the results from clinical drug trials do not always translate to office practice. This essay suggests that clinicians use their own diagnostic and interviewing skills when treating with medications rather than simply relying on published data or suggested treatment algorithms.

Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Massachusetts Mental Health Center, Boston, Massachusetts.

Send reprint requests to Carl Salzman, MD, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Massachusetts Mental Health Center, 75 Fenwood Rd, Boston, MA 02115. E-mail: carl_salzman@hms.harvard.edu.

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