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Psychiatrists face a small but real risk from seriously ill patients

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.333.7578.1112-b (Published 23 November 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:1112

Psychiatrists and other mental health professionals tend, quite naturally, to deny the risk of personal injury associated with their work, writes a US psychiatrist. Serious mental illness is already profoundly stigmatising. Who wants to add to it by labelling patients …

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