Letters Depression and assisted dying

Depression in terminal illness

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a2477 (Published 11 November 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a2477
  1. Lesley A M Evans, retired consultant geriatrician1
  1. 1Porlock, Somerset TA24 8HD
  1. les3doc{at}aol.com

    The article from Oregon raises questions about the relevance of depression in those who are dying.1 It is perhaps not surprising that anyone facing death might be depressed. One might almost say it is normal. But depression is not a psychotic disorder, and there is no reason to assume that a depressed person is not rational and therefore …

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