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Is there a false memory syndrome? A review of three cases.
The controversy over recovered memories of childhood sexual abuse (CSA) is whether such experiences can be forgotten for long periods and retrieved later in therapy or in response to cues or triggersExpand
Treatment of homosexuality during apartheid
  • R. Kaplan
  • Medicine
  • BMJ : British Medical Journal
  • 16 December 2004
TLDR
More investigation is needed into the shameful way homosexuality was treated in the 1950s and 60s. Expand
Dr Radovan Karadzic: Psychiatrist, Poet, Soccer Coach and Genocidal Leader
Objective: To consider the life of psychiatrist, Dr Radovan Karadzic, and the following questions: (i) whether there was anything in Karadzic's personal life to predict his subsequent career asExpand
Building a better physician--the case for the new MCAT.
Beginning in 2015, the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) will include sections on behavioral and social sciences and critical analysis and reasoning. These revisions reflect the recognition thatExpand
New policy on reports of randomized clinical trials.
Carrot addiction.
  • R. Kaplan
  • Medicine
  • The Australian and New Zealand journal of…
  • 1 October 1996
TLDR
Compusive carrot eating, regarded as a rare condition, has received scant documentation, unlike hypercarotenemia due to unusual diets or food fads, but nervousness, craving, insomnia, waterbrash and irritability are associated with withdrawal from excessive carrot eating. Expand
The Mind Reader: the Forgotten Life of Hans Berger, Discoverer of the EEG
  • R. Kaplan
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Australasian psychiatry : bulletin of Royal…
  • 1 April 2011
TLDR
Berger turned to measuring the electrical output of the brain by injecting Novocaine into the scalp and putting the electrode into the periosteum, when the recording technique had improved, and simply attached the electrode to the scalp in the fashion it is now done. Expand
The Clinicide Phenomenon: An Exploration Of Medical Murder
  • R. Kaplan
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Australasian psychiatry : bulletin of Royal…
  • 1 August 2007
TLDR
Clinicide is the unnatural death of multiple patients in the course of treatment by a doctor and treatment killer offences usually occur on the basis of serial mental illness, but may include the contentious area of euthanasia killing. Expand
Johann Christian Reil and the naming of our specialty
  • R. Kaplan
  • Medicine
  • Australasian psychiatry : bulletin of Royal…
  • 28 March 2012
Reil’s skills were held in high regard and many leading citizens sought him out to be their doctor. An indication of this comes from his treatment of his most famous patient, Johann Wolfgang vonExpand
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