Raven (loneraven) wrote in little_details,
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Anonymity in psychiatric case studies

Okay, this one is a very little detail, and I'm not sure how to begin searching for the answer. When case studies and papers are submitted to journals of psychiatry, in order to preserve their anonymity, the patients are called "Mr. A" or "Ms. C", something like that, right?

What if, though, the patient in question wasn't a Mr.? I.e., his actual title was "Dr.", "Rev.", etc? Would the paper refer to them as "Mr." anyway? Or could I perhaps go with "Patient X" rather than "Mr."? (The context is in a present-day British or American journal, if that matters.)
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