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Psychiatric practice in Iran and the UK

  • Nazir Hashemi Mohammad Abad (a1) and Mervyn London (a2)
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More than any other area of medicine, psychiatry is influenced greatly by the cultural setting in which it is practised. Iran and the UK have similar-sized populations, but are very different in many other respects. The opportunity arose to compare psychiatric practice in these two countries when one of us (N.H.) spent 3 months visiting mental health services at a UK centre.

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Psychiatric practice in Iran and the UK

  • Nazir Hashemi Mohammad Abad (a1) and Mervyn London (a2)
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