On its own, his characterisation of the profession as prison warders with no time for psychology but plenty of enthusiasm for "pills and electric shocks" (such a contrast with his own style of kitten-hugging empathy) is mildly amusing in its absurdity. He should consider, however, that by propagating negative stereotypes of psychiatry and psychiatric treatment, he is doing little to dispel the stigma that still attaches itself to mental illness.
Dr ANDREW GRAY
Specialist Registrar in Psychiatry,
Gartnavel Royal Hospital,