The limits of psychiatry

@article{Double2002TheLO,
  title={The limits of psychiatry},
  author={D. Double},
  journal={BMJ : British Medical Journal},
  year={2002},
  volume={324},
  pages={900 - 904}
}
  • D. Double
  • Published 2002
  • Medicine
  • BMJ : British Medical Journal
Much of the expansion of psychiatry in the past few decades has been based on a biomedical model that encourages drug treatment to be seen as a panacea for multiple problems. Psychiatrist Duncan Double is sceptical of this approach and suggests that psychiatry should temper and complement a biological view with psychological and social understanding, thus recognising the uncertainties of clinical practice The increasing accountability of doctors following the deaths of children in the Bristol… Expand
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