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The Subject Matter of and Approach to Psychiatry 

The Subject Matter of and Approach to Psychiatry
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date: 10 December 2019

It is difficult to be a psychiatric patient, but a good doctor can make it less so. Confusion and fear can be overcome by knowledge and compassion, and resistance to treatment is often, although by no means always, amenable to change by intelligent persuasion. This chapter provides an overview of the patient's perspective.

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