Bush plans to screen whole US population for mental illness: Summary of responsesBMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7460.292-e (Published 29 July 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:292
- Birte Twisselmann, technical editor
The responses sparked by Lenzer's news item on US president George W Bush's plans to screen the whole US population for mental illness overwhelmingly opposes such plans.1 Some correspondents, however, see some positive elements in the plans as an attempt to improve the United States' “very diseased” mental health system, or as ambitious yet commendable. Under different labelling such a programme could even be a valid public health measure designed to prevent or delay the onset of acquired neurodegenerative disorders or diseases of ageing.
Several correspondents write from …