Other studies were misrepresented

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7040.1224a (Published 11 May 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1224
  1. J M Eagles
  1. Consultant psychiatrist Royal Cornhill Hospital, Aberdeen AB9 2ZH

    EDITOR,—Gill Livingston and colleagues reach the conclusion that being the coresident carer of an elderly person with a psychiatric disorder predisposes towards suffering from depression.1 Their conclusion may be valid, but their consideration of the issue is rather lacking in care and in depth.

    Their review of similar studies refers to one paper I coauthored2 and describes the findings of another as: “no significant relation was found between …

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