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Disease of the mind? 7th July 2009

In his review of Richard Bentall’s new book (July), Alexander Linklater writes: “If psychiatric disorders are diseases at all, they are diseases of the mind rather than of the brain.” Whatever the flaws in Bentall’s analysis of psychiatry, I’m not sure that a critic who still believes in the Cartesian separation of mind and body is best equipped to tackle them. Linklater should be prescribed a course of Daniel Dennett before being permitted to attempt the territory again. Jessica Figueras London SE12

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