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- G Narayan, consultant perinatal psychiatrist
- Leeds Mental Health NHS Trust
It was a hot summer day in south India, and the psychiatric outpatient clinic was crowded. The smell of fish alerted everyone to the arrival of a mother and daughter. They asked to see me, and I was encouraged to give them priority as the smell from the basket of fresh fish they had brought with them engulfed the whole area.
The daughter had …