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Congratulations on your ambition to combine medicine/Psychiatry and the arts. I think that Psychiatry can profit from painting, writing and other arts in a complex, high-ranking and interdependent way. I hope you permit me to say that I´m worried about some points in your answers about “work-life balance”. Working 18 hours per day and difficulties in saying can be dangerous. Please pardon an old Psychiatrist interfering on your personal life, but I would like to read more books from you in the future. This is important for Psychiatry.
No competing interests
11 May 2017
Psychiatrist, MD, senior consultant
Department of Psychiatry, University of Göttingen, Germany