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Changing the mindset in medicine

BMJ 2023; 381 doi: (Published 04 May 2023) Cite this as: BMJ 2023;381:p1008
  1. Ellen Fallows, vice president
  1. British Society of Lifestyle Medicine, Haddington, UK
  1. ellen.fallows{at}

Mathew describes the overwhelm clinicians feel when seeing patients with many complex conditions who have brought both physical and social problems to a long awaited but short consultation.1

When medical guidelines are viewed in totality, it is clear we can’t see the wood for the trees, have forgotten the person behind the disease, and are failing to tackle the root causes of their symptoms.

Basic science now describes a …

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