Talk works—if the patient is willing

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7090.1353b (Published 03 May 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1353
  1. Andrew F Blakey, Consultant psychiatrista
  1. a Macclesfield District General Hospital, Macclesfield SK10 3BL

    Editor—That cognitive behaviour therapy works well in certain psychiatric disorders and that there is evidence from good quality research to support this is an important fact forcibly made in Gavin Andrews's editorial.1 However, to state that “the effective [cognitive behavioural techniques] are as good …

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