Letters Psychoanalysis debate

Health professionals can benefit from psychoanalysis

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e1774 (Published 14 March 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e1774
  1. Robert C Baldwin, consultant old age psychiatrist1
  1. 1Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester M13 9WL, UK
  1. robert.c.baldwin{at}manchester.ac.uk

Salkovskis and Wolpert are negative about the value of psychoanalysis to practice.1 2 In attempting to understand recent scandals of abuse and neglect among health providers in England, I suggest not a cognitive behavioural therapy manual but the psychoanalytic insights of Isabel …

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