To the Editor: We are delighted at the attention which the editorial by Hickie and Blashki1 has drawn to our clinical update on the management of bipolar disorder in general practice.2 However, we are bemused by a number of the sentiments, criticisms and statements of fact included in that robustly expressed editorial.
- 1. Hickie IB, Blashki GA. Evidence into practice: the mental health hurdle is high. Med J Aust 2006; 184: 542-543. <MJA full text>
- 2. Mitchell PB, Ball JR, Best JA, et al. The management of bipolar disorder in general practice. Med J Aust 2006; 184: 566-570. <MJA full text>
- 3. Ellis PM, Hickie IB, Smith DA. Evidence-based guidelines: response to Professor Gordon Parker’s critique. Aust N Z J Psychiatry 2004; 38: 891-895.
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