“I think I need a psychiatrist”

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 01 February 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:273
  1. Andrew Larner, consultant neurologist
  1. Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Liverpool

    A substantial number of patients attending general neurology outpatient clinics have neurologically unexplained symptoms. Psychological and psychiatric factors may be implicated in the genesis and maintenance of many of these symptoms, but the patients are often unwilling either to accept such explanations or to contemplate therapeutic approaches based on them. It is therefore notable to …

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