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Many Psychiatrists Self-Prescribe, Study Says

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Many Psychiatrists Self-Prescribe, Study Says

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Many Psychiatrists Self-Prescribe, Study Says

Many Psychiatrists Self-Prescribe, Study Says

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A new study from a professor at the University of Michigan looks at how frequently psychiatrists prescribe medication for themselves. The study finds that many are writing their own prescriptions to avoid the stigma associated with being a doctor with a mental health problem.