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To tell or not to tell the diagnosis of schizophrenia.
  1. J M Atkinson
  1. Department of Community Medicine, University of Glasgow.


    Some patients with schizophrenia are not told their diagnosis. The moral, clinical and practical issues involved in telling or not telling the patient are discussed. In some cases a relative is told the diagnosis but not the patient. The implications for the family and clinical outcome are outlined. A case history illustrating some of these issues is presented.

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