Twitter therapy: Can I follow my psychiatrist on social networks?
Digital Manners: Should I Follow My Shrink on Twitter?
Navigating the intersection of etiquette and technology.
April 10 2012 4:32 PM

Twitter Therapy

Is it appropriate to follow my psychiatrist on social media?


This week, Slate's tech columnist Farhad Manjoo and Dear Prudence advice columnist Emily Yoffe debate the question: Is it appropriate you and your psychiatrist to follow each other on Twitter or Facebook. How about friending a family member’s shrink?

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Podcast produced by Melonyce McAfee.

Farhad Manjoo is a technology columnist for the New York Times and the author of True Enough.

Emily Yoffe is a regular Slate contributor. She writes the Dear Prudence column. You can reach her at

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