Christopher Dowrick

Professor of primary medical care

University of Liverpool

Christopher Dowrick is GP and Professor of Primary Medical Care in the University of Liverpool, Board Advisor for Mersey Care NHS Trust, NIHR Senior Investigator and Professorial Research Fellow in the University of Melbourne. He has more than 30 years of experience in the mental health field, with over 200 scholarly publications including Beyond Depression (2009). He believes that the current trend to medicalise unhappiness is too often an intrusion on personal emotions. It adds unnecessary medication and costs, and distracts attention and resources from those who really need them.

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