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Self-diagnosis and attitude change through the ‘information super highway’

  • Oyedeji Ayonrinde (a1) and Simon Michaelson (a2)
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The Internet provides information on virtually any subject. This is readily accessible to the public, although of variable quality. The Internet also plays an important role in contemporary psychiatry with the dissemination of information on disorders, research and clinical practice. Our patients may have access to mental health web-sites, consulting electronic sources when making decisions that affect their health. The implications of patient power on the Internet are discussed.

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BJPsych Bulletin
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Self-diagnosis and attitude change through the ‘information super highway’

  • Oyedeji Ayonrinde (a1) and Simon Michaelson (a2)
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