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Thinking about psychiatry 

Thinking about psychiatry
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Thinking about psychiatry
Author(s):

David Semple

and Roger Smyth

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198795551.003.0001
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date: 17 August 2019

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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