Wanted: patients with mental illness in role of teacher

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7375.1300 (Published 30 November 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:1300
  1. Sir Nil, patient activist (sir.nil@passagen.se)

    EDITOR—Wykurz and Kelly reviewed developing the role of patients as teachers.1 Mental illnesses are ideally suited for patients to be teachers because diagnosis is based on symptoms that they have first hand experience of. This is especially important for schizophrenia, which is considered to be the worst and most devastating mental illness.

    Care of schizophrenia has during the past …

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