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Authors’ reply to Timimi

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 16 December 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g7619
  1. Chris Millard, Wellcome Trust medical humanities research fellow1,
  2. Simon Wessely, chair of psychological medicine2
  1. 1Queen Mary University of London, London E1 4NS, UK
  2. 2King’s College London, London, UK
  1. Chris.millard{at}

We agree that antipsychotic drugs have been implicated in several physical health problems (including obesity), and that biogenetic models of mental illness increase the desire for social distance.1 2 In preparing the editorial one of us (CM) interviewed the author …

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