One of Great Britain's most media savvy psychiatrists, who confessed to linkurl:plagiarizing; other authors in articles he wrote in newspapers and medical journals, has been suspended from practicing psychiatry for three months. The UK's linkurl:General Medical Council; (GMC) suspended linkurl:Raj Persaud,; a frequent commentator on British television and linkurl:radio shows,; after he admitted, to a GMC disciplinary panel, lifting words from other authors without proper attribution in 2004 and 2005. Persaud denied purposeful dishonesty. "At the time, given the stress I was under, given the deadlines and my other work, I thought I was adequately attributing work," Persaud told the panel. The GMC panel found that Persaud was guilty of plagiarism in a total of five articles, two of which he wrote for the __British Medical Journal__. linkurl:According; to the __BMJ__, the first was an August 2005 linkurl:review; of a linkurl:book; by University of Maryland social psychologist linkurl:Thomas Blass; that...

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