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Craddock, Nicholas John, Antebi, D., Attenburrow, M.-J., Bailey, T., Carson, A., Cowen, P., Ebmeier, K., Farmer, A., Fazel, S., Ferrier, N., Geddes, J., Goodwin, G., Harrison, P., Hawton, K., Hunter, S., Jacoby, R., Jones, Ian Richard, Keedwell, Paul Anthony, Kerr, Michael Patrick, Mackin, P., McGuffin, P., McIntyre, D., McConville, P., Mountain, D., O'Donovan, Michael Conlon, Owen, Michael John, Oyebode, F., Phillips, Mary Louise, Price, J., Shah, P., Smith, D. J., Walters, James Tynan Rhys, Woodruff, P., Young, A. and Zammit, Stanley 2008. Authors' reply. The British Journal of Psychiatry 193 (6) , p. 517. 10.1192/bjp.193.6.517

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Abstract

We are pleased that our article has stimulated debate. This was our intention. We are disappointed that some correspondents dismiss our argument by attacking a stereotype of who they think we are or a caricature of what they think we might have said, rather than addressing what we actually did say. Such correspondents have missed, or ignored, the point of the article – namely, to ask whether the de-medicalisation that has taken place over recent years in British psychiatry is bad for the health of patients and the specialty. We believe this is a question that is worth taking seriously. It is clear from the substantial correspondence and other feedback that many psychiatrists share our concerns and wish for constructive debate.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics (CNGG)
Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute (NMHRI)
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Publisher: Royal College of Psychiatrists
ISSN: 0007-1250
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2018 21:38
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/28450

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