In a groundbreaking book, British psychiatrist Edward Bullmore claims that what doctors are taught about depression is wrong.
In 1989, a trainee physician called Edward Bullmore treated a woman in her late fifties. Mrs P had swollen joints in her hands and knees. She had an autoimmune disease. Her own immune system had attacked her, flooding her joints with inflammation. This, in turn, had eaten away at Mrs P’s collagen and bone, noted Bullmore, who was 29, and whose real ambition was to become a psychiatrist.
He asked Mrs P some routine questions about her physical symptoms, and made a correct diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis…..