The new psychiatry

Emsley, R. (1993)

CITATION: Emsley, R. 1993. The new psychiatry. South African Medical Journal.

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Doctors who qualified a decade or more ago are likely to be experiencing difficulties in keeping up with the changes taking place in the field of psychiatry, and may be surprised to see it assuming an increasingly imponant role in medicine. There are, of course, good reasons for the emergence of psychiatry as a major clinical specialty.

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