Mike C. Miller

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The suicide-prevention contract is a widely used but overvalued clinical and risk-management technique. The scant information on this topic in the psychiatric and mental health literature is reviewed, along with the literature on collateral subjects including suicide prediction, medicolegal aspects of treating suicidal patients, the therapeutic alliance,(More)
Some general recommendations can be made, collected from these subjective descriptions of personality types. Because determining an accurate psychiatric diagnosis is not the internist's aim, it is better for him or her to have a stance that generalizes to all patients, which can be refined as personality characteristics emerge. Tolerate the patient's affect(More)