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5 TH E D I T I O N

Life is short, the art long, opportunity fleeting,

experiment treacherous, judgement difficult.

Hippocrates (c. 460–370 BC). Aphorisms, Aph. 1.

5 TH E D I T I O N


B S c ( H o n s ) , M B B S , M R C P s y c h , M A ( P h i l ) , A KC

Tu t o r i n P s y c h i a t r y
G r e e n Te m p l e t o n C o l l e g e


3 r d Ye a r G E M S t u d e n t
Fifth edition © Neel Burton, 2015
Fifth edition published in 2015 by Scion Publishing Ltd
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First edition published in 2003 by BIOS Scientific Publishers
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