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Craddock, Nicholas John ORCID:, 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 ORCID:, Keedwell, Paul Anthony, Kerr, Michael Patrick, Mackin, P., McGuffin, P., McIntyre, D., McConville, P., Mountain, D., O'Donovan, Michael Conlon ORCID:, Owen, Michael John ORCID:, Oyebode, F., Phillips, Mary Louise, Price, J., Shah, P., Smith, D. J., Walters, James Tynan Rhys ORCID:, Woodruff, P., Young, A. and Zammit, Stanley ORCID: 2008. Authors' reply. The British Journal of Psychiatry 193 (6) , p. 517. 10.1192/bjp.193.6.517

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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: 05 Aug 2023 01:05

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