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Illuminating the art of medicine

Virtual Mentor. January 2008, Volume 10, Number 1: 1-78.

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January 2008 Contents

Ethical Issues in Diagnosing and Treating Addiction

Ethics Poll

Excessive video game playing (online or television-supported) can become a behavioral addiction similar to compulsive gambling and should be recognized as an addiction by the medical community.
Does your physician screen for addictions during routine physicals?
Do you believe that opioids should be prescribed more readily for the purpose of pain relief?

From the Editor

Addiction: Overlooked and Undertreated
Allison Grady
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Virtual Mentor. 2008; 10:3-4.

Educating for Professionalism

Clinical Cases

Why Must Pain Patients Be Found Deserving of Treatment?
Commentary by Jay M. Baruch
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Virtual Mentor. 2008; 10:5-12.

Communicating with Patients about Harmful Behaviors
Commentary by Carol R. Schermer
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Virtual Mentor. 2008; 10:13-16.

Lost in the Web: Compulsive Videogaming
Commentary by Michael Brody
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Virtual Mentor. 2008; 10:17-20.

Medical Education

Teaching about Substance Abuse
Richard A. Yoast, William J. Filstead, Bonnie B. Wilford, Susan Hayashi, Jennifer Reenan, and Jorie Epstein
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Virtual Mentor. 2008; 10:21-29.

Journal Discussion

A Disorder by Any Other Name: Excessive Computer Game Playing
Swathi Reddy
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Virtual Mentor. 2008; 10:30-34.

Clinical Pearl

Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Fibromyalgia
Patrick B. Wood
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Virtual Mentor. 2008; 10:35-40.

Law, Policy, and Society

Health Law

The Legality of Drug-Testing Procedures for Pregnant Women
Kristin Pulatie
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Virtual Mentor. 2008; 10:41-44.

Policy Forum

Wellness Programs: Legality, Fairness, and Relevance
Laura D. Hermer
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Virtual Mentor. 2008; 10:45-48.

Medicine and Society

Double Standard for Access to Pain Management
Steven D. Passik and Kenneth L. Kirsh
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Virtual Mentor. 2008; 10:49-54.

Op-Ed and Correspondence

Op-Ed

Addiction and Sin: Recovery and Redemption
Hans Madueme
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Virtual Mentor. 2008; 10:55-58.

Correspondence

Comments on the West Virginia Pilot Medicaid Plan
Amy C. Brodkey
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Virtual Mentor. 2008; 10:59-62.

Resources

Suggested Readings and Resources
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Virtual Mentor. 2008; 10:63-75.

About the Contributors
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Virtual Mentor. 2008; 10:76-78.