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Time to reclaim ‘holistic’ care


Alas your understanding of the concept of holism in medicine is primitive and you give your bias away by using pejorative phrases such as 'sometimes good at delivering a placebo'. Your understanding of the concept of 'evidence' also leaves a great deal to be desired. Have you read the BMAs Clinical Evidence Handbook and see what the evidence is for commonly used ORTHODOX treaments is like? Probably not. Do you think SSRIs are useful in mild and moderate depression, the sort that GPs treat? Have you read Kirsch et al on SSRIs and antidepressants? Prince Charles understands the concept of the philosophical approach of holism in medicine which of course INCLUDES effective conventional methods. It is YOU who might benefit on some alternative type reading. In the meantime I'll pass on your book

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16 Jan 2013

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