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Blogs have become increasingly popular over the past 15 years, especially with young people. In this editorial we discuss how the blogosphere is reshaping information exchange in healthcare. More specifically, blogs may change the doctor-patient relationship and provide clinically relevant information to mental health practitioners. However, the use of blogs as a source of clinical material raises ethical and legal issues.

Original publication

DOI

10.1192/pb.bp.110.030825

Type

Journal article

Journal

Psychiatrist

Publication Date

01/10/2011

Volume

35

Pages

361 - 363