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Letters Social networking for patients

Mental health issues need private space for discussion

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: (Published 20 September 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i4997
  1. Simon P Braybrook, general practitioner and partner
  1. Butetown Medical Practice, Cardiff CF10 5HW, UK
  1. simon.braybrook{at}

Armstrong discusses how social networking can help patients.1 I’m a GP with a special interest in psychiatry, and I’m a mental health patient. During my years with depression I’ve received primary and secondary medical and psychological treatment. I’m very public about it—I’ve talked frankly about using antidepressants at Healthtalkonline,2 and about stress in primary care for Mind,3 as …

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