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Thinking about psychiatry 

Thinking about psychiatry
Thinking about psychiatry

David Semple

and Roger Smyth

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date: 09 May 2021

This chapter introduces ways of thinking about psychiatry, from investigating the question ‘what is disease’ to techniques for diagnosis and treatment and overarching themes of the role of the psychiatrist. With a brief history and a discussion of potential future directions of the discipline, this chapter provides an overview and rationale for the subsequent content.

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