Doctors as PatientsBMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7505.1454-a (Published 16 June 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:1454
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I found the review of the book 'Doctors as Patients' disappointing.
Given the acknowledged incidence of mental health problems in the medical
profession, and the scarcity of resources available to help, I would have
hoped for a more positive review. The resources chapter at the end of the
book is amazing, and I think any GP would be justified in buying this book
purely for this single chapter.
The book is a strange mixture of personal stories, ideas for change and
practical help. It is designed to try to help both those doctors and
medical students suffering mental health problems and those treating
doctors (and medical students) with mental health problems. As such, it
will mean different things to different people. To some it will be
daunting, even unbelievable. To some it will be challenging. And to some,
it may give a glimmer of hope and some practical help.
one of the contributors to the book and a member of DSN
Competing interests: No competing interests