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How to use Psychology

The internet and sites like Webmd have allowed ordinary, non-professional people to become informed about medicine in an unprecedented way. Patients can now bring printouts to their doctors, confident that they know what they've got and how to resolve it. This has become even more true lately with the rise of television shows and books that de-stigmatize and show the details of various mental disorders. Thanks to shows like "Obsessed", "Addicted", or "Hoarders", we know the symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder, for example, and what methods are used to treat it. And one odd effect of this newfound knowledge is that medicine and psychology has been creeping into our fiction. (Read more »)

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