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When doctors need treatment: an anthropological approach to why doctors make bad patients

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f6644 (Published 12 November 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f6644
  1. Alex Wessely, independent researcher1,
  2. Clare Gerada, medical director, practitioner health programme2
  1. 1London
  2. 2Riverside Medical Centre, St George Wharf, Wandsworth Road, London
  1. clare.gerada{at}nhs.net

Abstract

Doctors are frequently affected by mental health problems, but they often present late for treatment. Alex Wessely and Clare Gerada set out an anthropological approach to why doctors make bad patients

Footnotes

  • Competing interests: We have read and understood the BMJ Group policy of declaration of interests and declare: CG is medical director of the practitioner health programme; AW: None declared.

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