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The mentally ill neighbor

Every Sunday I read Randy Cohen's column, The Ethicist, in the New York Times. Cohen settles moral dilemmas with humor and common sense. This week's ethical conundrum: A mentally ill neighbor.

The writer moved into an apartment in a small town. A woman with schizophrenia lives across the street: "She regularly accosts me, shouting insults with apparent locals treat her as a harmless nuisance, speaking to her as if she were a child, but I'd feel awkward doing that since she is twice...
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