Study did not deal with “category fallacy”

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6975.331d (Published 04 February 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:331
  1. Suman Fernando
  1. Honorary consultant psychiatrist Enfield Community Care NHS Trust, Chase Farm Hospital, Enfield, Middlesex EN2 8JL

    EDITOR,—The paper by Michael King and colleagues1 should be seen in the context of three important issues studied and explored in several publications.2 3 4

    1. Concepts inherent in the model of mental illness used in Western psychiatry are unlikely to be meaningful in a crosscultural setting.

    2. Neither schizophrenia nor psychosis as illnesses have been validated for use in crosscultural study.

    3. The race of …

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