Letters Psychotic depression

Staying well has to be the main goal

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f2307 (Published 16 April 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f2307
  1. Ian M Anderson, professor of psychiatry
  1. 1University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PT, UK
  1. ian.anderson{at}manchester.ac.uk

I was heartened to read Rebecca Lawrence’s patient journey and admire her courage in being open about her illness.1 I hope that this will help others to do the same if they need to, because stigma and guilt or shame can be two sides of the same coin.

However, I was dismayed by the sentence in the clinician’s perspective that: “Once …

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