Doctors may need to go beyond medicine in mental illnessBMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7416.682-a (Published 18 September 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:682
- Edward Whitney, medical researcher (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Colorado Division of Workers' Compensation, 1515 Arapahoe Street, Tower 2, #600, Denver, CO 80202, USA
EDITOR—Mike Shooter's narrative is remarkable for the fact that as a patient he developed his own form of treatment.1 Implicit in his account is a recognition of the shortcomings of the medical model of mental illness.
Advocates for mentally ill people seek the removal of stigma. They emphasise the role of biology in generating the …