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How widespread is prejudice against sick doctors by self help groups?

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.315.7101.191a (Published 19 July 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:191
  1. N J Stafford, Senior house officer in psychiatrya
  1. a Shrodells Unit, Watford General Hospital, Watford, Hertfordshire WD1 8HB

    Editor—The self help group movement is flourishing: there are thousands of groups active in the United Kingdom and their numbers are increasing. The suspicions of doctors towards self help groups have been discussed,1 2 3 4 and they are understandable, though perhaps misinformed. However, I can find no published work on the attitudes of self help groups towards sick doctors who wish to join such groups.

    Two years ago I was diagnosed as having …

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