Director, Medicines in Mental Health Ltd, Liverpool.
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Depression is a complex illness that can be difficult to identify and diagnose.
SIR, I feel I should comment on “Onlooker” (PJ, January 8, p42) and the article on understanding depression. Clearly “Onlooker” does not understand depression well, and one gets the impression that much of the article was based on a textbook of psychiatry from at least 25 years ago. The attitudes, knowledge and understanding conveyed by “Onlooker” are a poor reflection on pharmacists, bearing in mind the signifi