Many in our profession feel confident that our training as physicians will always give us the advantage vis-à-vis lesser-trained clinicians in managing side effects like weight gain, impotence, and visual, cardiac, immune, hematological, and hemodynamic compromise. Some even welcome prescriptive privileges as a "proverbial noose" of future litigation for nonphysicians. In contrast, there are those who suggest that if put through a standardized, rigorous training program, psychologists (and why not social workers, case managers, and schoolteachers?) could effectively prescribe a limited number of drugs with minimal, if any, need for supervision. The number of programs that claim to offer psychopharmacological training continues to grow throughout the United States.