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Letters Mental illness treatments

Time to concentrate on human factors in mental illness

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: (Published 12 July 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d4377
  1. Sami Timimi, consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist1
  1. 1NHS Lincolnshire, Lincoln, UK
  1. stimimi{at}

Drug companies losing interest in psychiatry is great news for psychiatry and mental health services but most of all for patients.1 Other research funding sources may also recognise that a focus on the brain is not a credible, evidence based choice likely to contribute to better care for those who …

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