Letters More going ape

Psychosocial interventions?

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39360.457743.BE (Published 11 October 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:736
  1. Dave W H Baillie, specialist registrar in adult psychiatry
  1. East London and the City Mental Health NHS Trust, London N16 0LN
  1. Dave.Baillie{at}elcmht.nhs.uk

    Given that the serotonin theory of depression has been dismissed as a myth propagated by the drug industry,1 and given the efficacy of psychosocial interventions, I was surprised that Pop considered only a pharmacological approach when treating a depressed gorilla.2

    While even the most enthusiastic evangelists …

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