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Depression and western cultural hegemony | Letters

02/05/2019 Letters 0

It is wrong to brush aside non-western mentalities and understandings of distress, says Derek SummerfieldAs a teacher of psychiatry to medical students in Zimbabwe, I find Tina Rosenberg’s account of the work of Vikram Patel overly glossy (The long rea…

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Antidepressants are better than placebos | Letters

08/04/2019 Letters 0

A retired psychiatrist says the drugs helped her without any side effects, while Richard Bartley highlights a study that shows they are significantly better than placebosMy experience is very different from that described by Prof John Read and colleagu…