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Diary From the Front Lines

“I’m Not a Psychiatrist, Nor Do I Play One on TV.”

Christian G. Wolff, MD

Published: April 16, 2007

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GR is a woman in her mid-70s who returns today aftera visit to her psychiatrist. Apparently, it is now official—GRhas tried every pharmacologic combination of antidepressantsand mood stabilizers. She comes today because her psychiatristhas left her 2 options: try hormones or try electroconvulsivetherapy.

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