Hoax bomb calls and psychiatryBMJ 2006; 332 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.332.7540.541 (Published 02 March 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:541
- Sanju George, specialist registrar in psychiatry (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Queen Elizabeth Psychiatric Hospital, Edgbaston, Birmingham
Nowadays in Britain, it is not uncommon to read or hear a news headline about a person “arrested and charged in connection with a hoax telephone call warning of a bomb.” Such hoaxers are often labelled insensitive, uncaring, or psychopaths, but a patient I recently saw in my clinic has made me see this phenomenon differently.
She started by …