Chapter

The patient's perspective

Kay Redfield Jamison, Richard Jed Wyatt and Adam Ian Kaplin

in New Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9780199696758
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191743221 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199696758.003.0001
The patient's perspective

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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.

Chapter.  1761 words. 

Subjects: Psychiatry

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