Compulsive reading?

Obsessive Compulsions: The OCD of Everyday Life by C. Thomas Gualtieri (Jessica Kingsley; Pb £13.99), reviewed by Dr Lucia Giombini.

The argument that healthcare professionals have a tendency to over-diagnose patients has rumbled on for decades. It’s estimated that a staggering 4 per cent of the US population has at some stage been prescribed methylphenidate (commonly referred to by its trade-name Ritalin), lending credence to the claim that misdiagnosis for mental health conditions is common. You may have had first-hand experience of the damaging effect of a psychiatric (mis)diagnosis on one of your patients or relatives

 

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