“Why US Law on Guns and Mental Health Needs to Change”

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New Scientist discusses the reasons that eight US professional organizations, including the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Psychiatric Association and the American Public Health Association “collectively took a stand against a law that on the face of it, seems like plain common sense.”

The article examines why these organizations think it’s a bad idea to force mental health professionals to disclose information about patients to the government and forbid physicians from talking with patients about guns.

Why US law on guns and mental health needs to change
(New Scientist, February 27, 2015)

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