Letters Personality disorder

Putting less emphasis on classifying mental disorders and more on collaborative working

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f5873 (Published 09 October 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f5873
  1. Jim Hardy, retired general practitioner1
  1. 1Bethnal Green Health Centre, London E2 6LL, UK
  1. jamesnormanhardy53{at}icloud.com

The review on personality disorder highlights the biomedical fetish for disease classification.1

For the busy GP, the problem is not diagnosis, for we all know our difficult or challenging, or worrying or time consuming, patients. And although many can be classified using those great monuments to social constructionism, international …

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