Reply to Talking About the Internet
J Clin Psychiatry 2008;69(11):1831-1831 [letter]
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Sir: We agree with Dr. Neimark that psychiatrists must get
to know their patients and that doing so requires active listening,
not formal checklists. While we by no means recommend a
“laundry list” approach to learning about patients’ Internet use,
we hope that the social history being taken by the clinician will
be current with the times.
The presence of pro-suicide Web sites is not the only reason
clinicians should be interested in what their patients are doing