Year: 1993 Source: Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, v.8, no.6, (December 1993), p.321 SIEC No: 19940603

This editorial examines the suicide death of the Deputy Legal Counsel to the White House & personal attorney of President & Mrs. Clinton who died with recently-prescribed antidepressants. The learning lesson: in this age of psychobiology the tendency is to turn to a pill to solve unassessed problems that require far more. All the chemistry in the world cannot replace a human interpersonal relationship. As psychiatric nurses gain prescriptive practice, mistakes of the past should not be repeated.