Under half of psychiatrists tell patients their diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7158.603b (Published 29 August 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:603
  1. R A Clafferty, Specialist registrar in psychiatry,
  2. K W Brown, Consultant psychiatrist,
  3. E McCabe, Staff grade psychiatrist
  1. Bellsdyke Hospital, Labert, Stirlingshire FK5 4SF
  2. West Bank Day Unit, Falkirk SK1 5RQ

    EDITOR—Patients are currently requesting more information from their doctors.1 Patients with Alzheimer's disease and those who care for them are keen to be given more information about their illness.2 The recent development of treatments for patients with the disease has highlighted this issue,3 and therefore the preliminary results of …

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