Author’s replyBMJ 2011; 342 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d3192 (Published 24 May 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d3192
- Des Spence, general practitioner1
- 1Glasgow, UK
I did not intend to single out psychiatry1: I have written pieces on many clinical topics, including general practice as bad medicine.2 Of course I believe in mental illness.
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