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Letter to the Editor

Reply to Talking About the Internet

Patricia B. Recupero, MD; Samara E. Harms, BA; and Jeffrey M. Noble, AB

Published: November 30, 2008

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Sir: We agree with Dr. Neimark that psychiatrists must getto 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 willbe current with the times.

The presence of pro-suicide Web sites is not the only reasonclinicians should be interested in what their patients are doingonline.’ ‹

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