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    Renee Binder, MD

    TitleProfessor
    SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
    DepartmentPsychiatry
    Address401 Parnassus Ave, LangPorter
    San Francisco CA 94143
    Phone415-476-7304

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      Binder is a Professor of Psychiatry and the founder and director of UCSF's Psychiatry and the Law Program. In 2003, Binder served as a Congressional Health Policy Fellow in the US Senate. She received her MD degree from UCSF and completed her internship and residency at Mount Zion. Her past awards include the UCSF's Royer Award for excellence in academic psychiatry and the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law's Seymour Pollack Award recognizing distinguished contributions to the field of forensic psychiatry. She served as interim Chair of the Department of Psychiatry from 2008-2011 and has been Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the School of Medicine since 2004. She was elected President of the American Psychiatric Association in 2014.


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      1. Sadeh N, Binder RL, McNiel DE. Recent victimization increases risk for violence in justice-involved persons with mental illness. Law Hum Behav. 2014 Apr; 38(2):119-25.
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      2. McNiel DE, Gormley B, Binder RL. Leverage, the treatment relationship, and treatment participation. Psychiatr Serv. 2013 May 1; 64(5):431-6.
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      3. Burton PR, McNiel DE, Binder RL. Reply: To PMID 22960918. J Am Acad Psychiatry Law. 2013; 41(1):156.
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      4. Glezer A, McNiel DE, Binder RL. Transgendered and incarcerated: a review of the literature, current policies and laws, and ethics. J Am Acad Psychiatry Law. 2013; 41(4):551-9.
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      5. Buchanan A, Binder R, Norko M, Swartz M. Psychiatric violence risk assessment. Am J Psychiatry. 2012 Mar; 169(3):340.
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      6. Berger O, McNiel DE, Binder RL. PTSD as a criminal defense: a review of case law. J Am Acad Psychiatry Law. 2012; 40(4):509-21.
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      7. Burton PR, McNiel DE, Binder RL. Firesetting, arson, pyromania, and the forensic mental health expert. J Am Acad Psychiatry Law. 2012; 40(3):355-65.
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      8. Nau ML, McNiel DE, Binder RL. Postpartum psychosis and the courts. J Am Acad Psychiatry Law. 2012; 40(3):318-25.
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      9. Hung EK, McNiel DE, Binder RL. Covert medication in psychiatric emergencies: is it ever ethically permissible? J Am Acad Psychiatry Law. 2012; 40(2):239-45.
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      10. Hung EK, Binder RL, Fordwood SR, Hall SE, Cramer RJ, McNiel DE. A method for evaluating competency in assessment and management of suicide risk. Acad Psychiatry. 2012 Jan 1; 36(1):23-8.
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      11. Daley C, McNiel DE, Binder RL. "I did what?" Zolpidem and the courts. J Am Acad Psychiatry Law. 2011; 39(4):535-42.
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      12. McNiel DE, Hung EK, Cramer RJ, Hall SE, Binder RL. An approach to evaluating competence in assessing and managing violence risk. Psychiatr Serv. 2011 Jan; 62(1):90-2.
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      13. McNiel DE, Binder RL. Stakeholder views of a mental health court. Int J Law Psychiatry. 2010 Sep-Oct; 33(4):227-35.
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      14. Meffert SM, Musalo K, McNiel DE, Binder RL. The role of mental health professionals in political asylum processing. J Am Acad Psychiatry Law. 2010; 38(4):479-89.
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      15. Benitez CT, McNiel DE, Binder RL. Do protection orders protect? J Am Acad Psychiatry Law. 2010; 38(3):376-85.
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      16. McNiel DE, Fordwood SR, Weaver CM, Chamberlain JR, Hall SE, Binder RL. Effects of training on suicide risk assessment. Psychiatr Serv. 2008 Dec; 59(12):1462-5.
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      17. McNiel DE, Chamberlain JR, Weaver CM, Hall SE, Fordwood SR, Binder RL. Impact of clinical training on violence risk assessment. Am J Psychiatry. 2008 Feb; 165(2):195-200.
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      18. Binder RL, McNiel DE. Some Issues in Psychiatry, Psychology and the Law. Hastings Law Journal. 2008; 59:1191-1199.
      19. Freedman R, Ross R, Michels R, Appelbaum P, Siever L, Binder R, Carpenter W, Friedman SH, Resnick P, Rosenbaum J. Psychiatrists, mental illness, and violence. Am J Psychiatry. 2007 Sep; 164(9):1315-7.
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      20. McNiel DE, Binder RL. Effectiveness of a mental health court in reducing criminal recidivism and violence. Am J Psychiatry. 2007 Sep; 164(9):1395-403.
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      21. Binder RL, McNiel DE. "He said--she said": the role of the forensic evaluator in determining credibility of plaintiffs who allege sexual exploitation and boundary violations. J Am Acad Psychiatry Law. 2007; 35(2):211-8.
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      22. Binder RL. Commentary: The importance of professional judgment in evaluation of stalking and threatening situations. J Am Acad Psychiatry Law. 2006; 34(4):451-4.
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      23. McNiel DE, Binder RL, Robinson JC. Incarceration associated with homelessness, mental disorder, and co-occurring substance abuse. Psychiatr Serv. 2005 Jul; 56(7):840-6.
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      24. McNiel DE, Binder RL. Psychiatric emergency service use and homelessness, mental disorder, and violence. Psychiatr Serv. 2005 Jun; 56(6):699-704.
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      25. Binder RL. Reflections of a forensic psychiatrist in Washington: politics and policy. J Am Acad Psychiatry Law. 2004; 32(3):324-8.
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      26. McNiel DE, Gregory AL, Lam JN, Binder RL, Sullivan GR. Utility of decision support tools for assessing acute risk of violence. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2003 Oct; 71(5):945-53.
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      27. McNiel DE, Eisner JP, Binder RL. The relationship between aggressive attributional style and violence by psychiatric patients. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2003 Apr; 71(2):399-403.
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      28. Binder RL. Liability for the psychiatrist expert witness. Am J Psychiatry. 2002 Nov; 159(11):1819-25.
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      29. Sandberg DA, McNiel DE, Binder RL. Stalking, threatening, and harassing behavior by psychiatric patients toward clinicians. J Am Acad Psychiatry Law. 2002; 30(2):221-9.
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      30. McNiel DE, Lam JN, Binder RL. Relevance of interrater agreement to violence risk assessment. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2000 Dec; 68(6):1111-5.
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      31. McNiel DE, Eisner JP, Binder RL. The relationship between command hallucinations and violence. Psychiatr Serv. 2000 Oct; 51(10):1288-92.
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      32. Lam JN, McNiel DE, Binder RL. The relationship between patients' gender and violence leading to staff injuries. Psychiatr Serv. 2000 Sep; 51(9):1167-70.
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      33. Gerbasi JB, Bonnie RJ, Binder RL. Resource document on mandatory outpatient treatment. J Am Acad Psychiatry Law. 2000; 28(2):127-44.
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      34. Binder RL, McNiel DE. Emergency psychiatry: contemporary practices in managing acutely violent patients in 20 psychiatric emergency rooms. Psychiatr Serv. 1999 Dec; 50(12):1553-4.
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      35. Binder RL. Are the mentally ill dangerous? J Am Acad Psychiatry Law. 1999; 27(2):189-201.
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      36. McNiel DE, Sandberg DA, Binder RL. The relationship between confidence and accuracy in clinical assessment of psychiatric patients' potential for violence. Law Hum Behav. 1998 Dec; 22(6):655-69.
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      37. McNiel DE, Binder RL, Fulton FM. Management of threats of violence under California's duty-to-protect statute. Am J Psychiatry. 1998 Aug; 155(8):1097-101.
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      38. Sandberg DA, McNiel DE, Binder RL. Characteristics of psychiatric inpatients who stalk, threaten, or harass hospital staff after discharge. Am J Psychiatry. 1998 Aug; 155(8):1102-5.
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      39. Binder RL, McNiel DE, Sandberg DA. A naturalistic study of clinical use of risperidone. Psychiatr Serv. 1998 Apr; 49(4):524-6.
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      40. Binder RL. American Psychiatric Association resource document on controversies in child custody: gay and lesbian parenting, transracial adoptions, joint versus sole custody, and custody gender issues. J Am Acad Psychiatry Law. 1998; 26(2):267-76.
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      41. Beauford JE, McNiel DE, Binder RL. Utility of the initial therapeutic alliance in evaluating psychiatric patients' risk of violence. Am J Psychiatry. 1997 Sep; 154(9):1272-6.
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      42. McNiel DE, Binder RL. The impact of hospitalization on clinical assessments of suicide risk. Psychiatr Serv. 1997 Feb; 48(2):204-8.
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      43. Binder RL, McNiel DE. Application of the Tarasoff ruling and its effect on the victim and the therapeutic relationship. Psychiatr Serv. 1996 Nov; 47(11):1212-5.
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      44. Haller E, McNiel DE, Binder RL. Impact of a smoking ban on a locked psychiatric unit. J Clin Psychiatry. 1996 Aug; 57(8):329-32.
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      45. Binder RL, McNiel DE, Goldstone RL. Is adaptive coping possible for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse? Psychiatr Serv. 1996 Feb; 47(2):186-8.
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      46. McNiel DE, Binder RL. Correlates of accuracy in the assessment of psychiatric inpatients' risk of violence. Am J Psychiatry. 1995 Jun; 152(6):901-6.
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      47. McNiel DE, Binder RL. The relationship between acute psychiatric symptoms, diagnosis, and short-term risk of violence. Hosp Community Psychiatry. 1994 Feb; 45(2):133-7.
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      48. Binder RL, McNiel DE, Goldstone RL. Patterns of recall of childhood sexual abuse as described by adult survivors. Bull Am Acad Psychiatry Law. 1994; 22(3):357-66.
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      49. Binder RL, McNiel DE. Staff gender and risk of assault on doctors and nurses. Bull Am Acad Psychiatry Law. 1994; 22(4):545-50.
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      50. Straznickas KA, McNiel DE, Binder RL. Violence toward family caregivers by mentally ill relatives. Hosp Community Psychiatry. 1993 Apr; 44(4):385-7.
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      51. McNiel DE, Rosales IB, Binder RL. Family attitudes that predict home placement of hospitalized psychiatric patients. Hosp Community Psychiatry. 1992 Oct; 43(10):1035-7.
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      52. Binder RL. Sexual harassment: issues for forensic psychiatrists. Bull Am Acad Psychiatry Law. 1992; 20(4):409-18.
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      53. McNiel DE, Binder RL. Clinical assessment of the risk of violence among psychiatric inpatients. Am J Psychiatry. 1991 Oct; 148(10):1317-21.
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      54. Binder RL, Trimble MR, McNiel DE. The course of psychological symptoms after resolution of lawsuits. Am J Psychiatry. 1991 Aug; 148(8):1073-5.
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      55. Binder RL. Women clinicians and patient assaults. Bull Am Acad Psychiatry Law. 1991; 19(3):291-6.
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      56. Binder RL, Trimble MR, McNiel DE. Is money a cure? Follow-up of litigants in England. Bull Am Acad Psychiatry Law. 1991; 19(2):151-60.
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      57. Binder RL, McNiel DE. Involuntary patients' right to refuse medication: impact of the Riese decision on a California inpatient unit. Bull Am Acad Psychiatry Law. 1991; 19(4):351-7.
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      58. Haller E, Binder RL. Clozapine and seizures. Am J Psychiatry. 1990 Aug; 147(8):1069-71.
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      59. Kalunian DA, Binder RL, McNiel DE. Violence by geriatric patients who need psychiatric hospitalization. J Clin Psychiatry. 1990 Aug; 51(8):340-3.
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      60. Haller E, Binder RL. Clozapine--a new and different neuroleptic. West J Med. 1990 Jul; 153(1):62-4.
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      61. Lowenstein M, Binder RL, McNiel DE. The relationship between admission symptoms and hospital assaults. Hosp Community Psychiatry. 1990 Mar; 41(3):311-3.
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      62. Binder RL, McNiel DE. The relationship of gender to violent behavior in acutely disturbed psychiatric patients. J Clin Psychiatry. 1990 Mar; 51(3):110-4.
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      63. Greenfield TK, McNiel DE, Binder RL. Violent behavior and length of psychiatric hospitalization. Hosp Community Psychiatry. 1989 Aug; 40(8):809-14.
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      64. McNiel DE, Binder RL. Relationship between preadmission threats and later violent behavior by acute psychiatric inpatients. Hosp Community Psychiatry. 1989 Jun; 40(6):605-8.
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      65. Ormiston S, Barrett N, Binder R, Molyneux V. A partially computerized treatment plan. Hosp Community Psychiatry. 1989 May; 40(5):531-3.
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      66. McNiel DE, Greenfield TK, Attkisson CC, Binder RL. Factor structure of a brief symptom checklist for acute psychiatric inpatients. J Clin Psychol. 1989 Jan; 45(1):66-72.
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      67. Haller E, Binder RL, McNiel DE. Violence in geriatric patients with dementia. Bull Am Acad Psychiatry Law. 1989; 17(2):183-8.
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      68. McNiel DE, Binder RL, Greenfield TK. Predictors of violence in civilly committed acute psychiatric patients. Am J Psychiatry. 1988 Aug; 145(8):965-70.
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      69. Binder RL, McNiel DE. Effects of diagnosis and context on dangerousness. Am J Psychiatry. 1988 Jun; 145(6):728-32.
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      70. Goldberg FS, McNiel DE, Binder RL. Therapeutic Factors in Two Forms of Inpatient Group Psychotherapy. Group. 1988; 12:146-156.
      71. Binder RL, Kazamatsuri H, Nishimura T, McNiel DE. Tardive dyskinesia and neuroleptic-induced parkinsonism in Japan. Am J Psychiatry. 1987 Nov; 144(11):1494-6.
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      72. Binder RL, Kazamatsuri H, Nishimura T, McNiel DE. Smoking and tardive dyskinesia. Biol Psychiatry. 1987 Oct; 22(10):1280-2.
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      73. Rosenberg JG, Binder RL, Berlant J. Prediction of therapeutic lithium dose: comparison and improvement of current methods. J Clin Psychiatry. 1987 Jul; 48(7):284-6.
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      74. NcNiel DE, Binder RL. Patients who bring weapons to the psychiatric emergency room. J Clin Psychiatry. 1987 Jun; 48(6):230-3.
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      75. Binder RL. Three case reports of behavioral disinhibition with clonazepam. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 1987 Mar; 9(2):151-3.
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      76. McNiel DE, Binder RL. Predictive validity of judgments of dangerousness in emergency civil commitment. Am J Psychiatry. 1987 Feb; 144(2):197-200.
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      77. Binder RL. AIDS antibody tests on inpatient psychiatric units. Am J Psychiatry. 1987 Feb; 144(2):176-81.
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      78. Hargreaves WA, Zachary R, LeGoullon M, Binder R, Reus V. Neuroleptic dose: a statistical model for analyzing historical trends. J Psychiatr Res. 1987; 21(3):199-214.
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      79. Binder RL, McNiel DE. Evaluation of a school-based sexual abuse prevention program: cognitive and emotional effects. Child Abuse Negl. 1987; 11(4):497-506.
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      80. McCulloch LE, McNiel DE, Binder RL, Hatcher C. Effects of a weapon screening procedure in a psychiatric emergency room. Hosp Community Psychiatry. 1986 Aug; 37(8):837-8.
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      81. McNiel DE, Binder RL. Violence, civil commitment, and hospitalization. J Nerv Ment Dis. 1986 Feb; 174(2):107-11.
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      82. Binder RL, McNeil DE. Victims and families of violent psychiatric patients. Bull Am Acad Psychiatry Law. 1986; 14(2):131-9.
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      83. Baer JW, Binder RL. Physical complaints without organic basis in psychiatric inpatients: report of two cases. Psychiatr Q. 1986-1987 Fall; 58(3):218-23.
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      84. Binder RL, McNiel DE, Fishman PS. Attitude change concerning right to refuse treatment: the impact of experience. Am J Psychiatry. 1985 Nov; 142(11):1362-5.
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      85. Link N, Victor B, Binder RL. Psychosis in children of Holocaust survivors: influence of the Holocaust in the choice of themes in their psychoses. J Nerv Ment Dis. 1985 Feb; 173(2):115-7.
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      86. Binder RL. Sex between psychiatric inpatients. Psychiatr Q. 1985; 57(2):121-6.
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      87. Binder RL. Patients' rights advocates in San Francisco. Bull Am Acad Psychiatry Law. 1985; 13(4):325-36.
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      88. Binder RL, Ormiston, SM, Goldberg FS. No Smoking: The Effect on Therapy Groups. American Journal of Nursing. 1985; 2:129.
      89. McNiel DE, Binder RL. Teaching Psychiatric Resdients About Referring Patients for Psychological Testing. Journal of Psychiatric Education. 1985; 9:240-247.
      90. Victor BS, Link NA, Binder RL, Bell IR. Use of clonazepam in mania and schizoaffective disorders. Am J Psychiatry. 1984 Sep; 141(9):1111-2.
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      91. Binder RL, Jonelis FJ. Seborrheic dermatitis: a newly reported side effect of neuroleptics. J Clin Psychiatry. 1984 Mar; 45(3):125-6.
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      92. Binder RL, Callaway E, Levin AS, Stites DP. Relationship between creatine phosphokinase and immunoglobulins in unmedicated Caucasian schizophrenics. Biol Psychiatry. 1983 Dec; 18(12):1493-6.
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      93. Binder RL, McCoy SM. A study of patients' attitudes toward placement in seclusion. Hosp Community Psychiatry. 1983 Nov; 34(11):1052-4.
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      94. Binder RL, Jonelis FJ. Seborrheic dermatitis in neuroleptic-induced parkinsonism. Arch Dermatol. 1983 Jun; 119(6):473-5.
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      95. Binder RL. Neurologically silent brain tumors in psychiatric hospital admissions: three cases and a review. J Clin Psychiatry. 1983 Mar; 44(3):94-7.
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      96. Binder RL. Cultural factors complicating the treatment of psychosis caused by B12 deficiency. Hosp Community Psychiatry. 1983 Jan; 34(1):67-9.
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      97. Binder RL. Why women don't report sexual assault. J Clin Psychiatry. 1981 Nov; 42(11):437-8.
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      98. Binder RL. Difficulties in follow-up of rape victims. Am J Psychother. 1981 Oct; 35(4):534-41.
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      99. Binder RL, Levy R. Extrapyramidal reactions in Asians. Am J Psychiatry. 1981 Sep; 138(9):1243-4.
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      100. Binder RL, Glick I, Rice M. A Comparative Study of Parenteral Molindone and Haloperidol in the Acutely Psychotic Patient. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. 1981; 42:203-206.
      101. Binder RL, Dickman WA. Psychiatric manifestations of neurosyphilis in middle-aged patients. Am J Psychiatry. 1980 Jun; 137(6):741-2.
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      102. Binder RL. Setting up a Rape Treatment Center. Journal of American Medical Women's Association. 1980; 35:145-148.
      103. Binder RL. The use of seclusion on an inpatient crisis intervention unit. Hosp Community Psychiatry. 1979 Apr; 30(4):266-9.
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      104. Kolodny S, Binder RL, Bronstein AA, Friend RL. The working through of patients' suicides by four therapists. Suicide Life Threat Behav. 1979; 9(1):33-46.
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