Authors' reply

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7047.1669 (Published 29 June 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1669
  1. Alice Mcgrath,
  2. Graham A Jackson
  1. Senior registrar in child and adolescent psychiatry Knightswood Hospital, Glasgow G13 2XJ
  2. Senior registrar in old age psychiatry Hairmyres Hospital, East Kilbride

    EDITOR,—Like McAllister-Williams and Ferrier, and Tarbuck, we were also concerned about the media coverage of our recent article. We feel this matter was treated with an air of hysteria not justified by the content of our paper. We too would be concerned about the introduction of legislation to control neuroleptic prescribing, and at no point in our article do we advocate this.

    Various authors (McAllister-Williams and Ferrier, and Thacker and Jones) have questioned our methodology and interpretation. Our selection of homes …

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