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Stories in TV drama series about psychiatry were researched in detail

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 07 August 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:384
  1. Robby Steel, university lecturer in psychiatry
  1. Royal Edinburgh Hospital, Edinburgh EH10 5HF

    EDITOR—Persaud complains that Channel 4's drama series Psychos “does not hit a realistic note”; he goes on to comment that “the respect accorded to the senior doctors made me wonder where in the NHS the series had been researched.”1 As a psychiatric “consultant” to Psychos I know that the writer of the series shadowed several psychiatrists, including one working in …

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