FIND Psychiatry, published in the BMJ Open, well-covered by the lay media

The lines between ‘normal’ and ‘abnormal’, and ‘disease’ and ‘non-disease’, are unclear and evolving. Disease definitions in the context of psychiatry are therefore ever-changing and subject to debate. We conducted a survey across a large sample of psychiatrists, other doctors, nurses, parliament members and laypeople, and examined the extent to which 20 mental health-related states of being were considered diseases.

Public, health professional and legislator perspectives on the concept of psychiatric disease: a population-based survey

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