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Somebody cut my brain in half with a Sabatier knife

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39034.659722.DE (Published 23 November 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:1120
  1. Kieran Walsh, clinical editor, BMJ Learning (bmjlearning@bmjgroup.com)

    “The moment I first realised that my world had changed was just after I'd finished a busy surgery and I went out to have a conversation with one of the receptionists and I started to feel very odd. I felt as though somebody had taken a Sabatier knife and cut my brain in half. I felt disconnected and unplugged and I knew at that moment, that this was something major.” Dr Chris Manning is a former general practitioner and also a patient—he has had severe depression, and this is how he first realised that something was …

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