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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Tag: Disorder

Are 1 in 8 Children and Young People Really ‘Mentally Disordered’?

Mental health organisations challenge the language of illness and disorder 

World Mental Health Day – A Call to Action!

Let’s try to get some other messages out there that challenge the old, tired, damaging narrative of diagnosis and disorder. Messages that offer hope and solidarity to people and messages that put the responsibility for the primary causal factors of emotional distress firmly back where it belongs.

Trump Anxiety Disorder Is More Fake News

For many people, the current political situation around the world is intensely frightening and not without cause.  Depression and anxiety are on the rise, but we need a social model revolution in order to look at why this is happening. 

Drug Treatment in Medicine and Psychiatry: Papering Over Important Differences

The treatment of mental disorders with drugs is not the same sort of activity as the use of drugs in medicine. The ethical implications of the two situations are different. Insisting on equating the two obscures these differences and presents the use of drugs for mental distress as less controversial than it actually is.

Troubling Mental Health Nurse Education

I’ve been teaching mental health nurses in England for two decades. Over the years I’ve developed several inter-connected gripes about mental health nurse education and, by extension, mental health nursing more generally. Sadly, I see no reason to believe that this state of affairs will change dramatically in my lifetime.

‘Obsessive Categorization Of Mental Conditions’

As part of their ongoing mission to keep their classifications updated with the most recent available findings, the American Psychiatric Association announced Thursday the supplemental addition of “Obsessive Categorization of Mental Conditions” to the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual Of Mental Disorders.

A Disorder for Everyone

Challenging the culture of psychiatric diagnosis: Exploring trauma-informed, non-pathologising alternatives including The HER Model & The Power Threat Meaning Framework.