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Mentally ill people denied choice of drugs

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 09 December 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1432
  1. Jason O'Neale Roach
  1. BMJ

    Sixty two per cent of people with mental health problems are denied a choice of drug treatment, said a new report published yesterday by the National Schizophrenia Fellowship. The report is based on a survey of 2600 people carried out by the Manic Depression Fellowship and Mind.

    Although 73% of doctors discussed treatment, only 38% offered a choice, and only 54% …

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