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Managing your health care in the face of a serious illness

When you’re facing a serious illness, navigating the health care system can be just as difficult as managing your physical health. In the latest edition of NPR’s Life Kit series, Shannon Brownlee and other experts provide tips on how patients can maintain control over their health care in stressful situations.

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The psychiatric “prescribing cascade”: A patient story

Although medication overload is particularly prevalent in older adults, younger people are not immune to harm from overprescribing, particularly when it comes to drugs for psychiatric conditions. Here is one person’s story of harm from the psychiatric drug prescribing cascade.

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