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Virtual patient may help future doctors prevent suicide

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Dr. Adriana Foster, psychiatrist at the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Health Sciences University, is principal investigator on the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention-funded study in which 40 sophomore medical students watch a video of a physician interviewing a patient with a mood disorder.

Tweet AUGUSTA, Ga. – A virtual patient named Denise may help future physicians feel more comfortable and capable assessing suicide risk. Denise, a mother and wife, is seeking psychiatric care for insomnia and a mood disorder.

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