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The impact of ophthalmic surgery on the public image of psychiatry

Garry J Walter
Med J Aust 2005; 183 (11): 678.
Published online: 5 December 2005

The public image of psychiatry could be better. Just three of the perceptions held by the community are that psychiatrists are loopy, that their treatments are ineffectual, and that the profession is too removed from mainstream medicine. Turning around such strong public opinion is no easy task, and possibly unachievable. Or so I thought until earlier this year.

  • Garry J Walter

  • Thomas Walker Hospital (“Rivendell”), Concord West, NSW.

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