Margaret A.Winker, MDIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Senior EditorsIndividualAuthor
To the Editor: Dr Halmi's1 discussion
of a 24-year-old woman with anorexia nervosa illustrates the risk that
psychiatry, as it cleaves to a certain kind of "remedicalization,"
may lose the patient as a person. This loss would reflect what has been
decried as the shift from a "brainless" to a "mindless"
psychiatry.2 The loss of the voice of the patient would be
ironic as medicine rediscovers the place in clinical care of the
patient's experience and the patient-physician
Harper G. Clinical Crossroads: A 24-Year-Old Woman With Anorexia Nervosa. JAMA. 1999;281(1):35-36. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-281-1-jbk0106