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Prevention in Psychiatry

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: (Published 15 July 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:204
  1. Rosalind Ramsay
  1. ROSALIND RAMSAY, senior registrar in psychiatry, Maudsley Hospital, London

    Ed Eugene S Paykel, Rachel Jenkins, Gaskell/Royal College of Psychiatrists, pounds sterling12.50, pp 215 ISBN 0 902241 72 9

    Despite the distress and disability that mental illness causes, attempts at prevention have until recently been rather tentative. However, prevention is now emerging as an “attractive and powerful concept”; already there have been one or two small but spectacular successes in psychiatry—for example, the identification of the fragile X gene, responsible …

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