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Letters Medicalisation of normality

“No more psychiatric labels” petition

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: (Published 28 May 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e3534
  1. Sami Timimi, child and adolescent psychiatrist1
  1. 1Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Horizons Centre, Homer House, Lincoln, UK
  1. stimimi{at}

Well done again, Des Spence.1 Many mental health professionals, including psychiatrists such as myself, are deeply worried about our profession’s direction. We have moved away from the unique aspect that we bring to healthcare—an understanding that meaning, relationships, and social context are all central to a deeper understanding of suffering (mental …

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