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On a recent Monday morning, as our clinical team gathered around the case conference table, we saw that Ms B was, once again, on our patient list. The obstetricians, psychiatrists, social workers, and case managers let out a collective sigh when her name came up for review, looking grimly down at their coffee cups. Ms B was, to put it mildly, a challenge for us all. Our integrated obstetrics and mental health program, working in the safety net hospital in a highly stressed, low-income neighborhood, sees tragedy every day. Ms B, however, stood out as even more troubled than the rest of our high-risk patients.
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Psychiatry is the study of mental disorders and their diagnosis, management and prevention. Conditions include schizophrenia, severe depression and panic disorders among others. There are pharmaceutical treatments as well as other therapies to help...