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A Straight Talking Introduction to Psychiatric Diagnosis

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A Straight Talking Introduction to Psychiatric Diagnosis by Lucy Johnstone
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Do you still need your psychiatric diagnosis? This book will help you to decide. A revolution is underway in mental health. If the authors of the diagnostic manuals are admitting that psychiatric diagnoses are not supported by evidence, then no one should be forced to accept them. If many mental health workers are openly questioning diagnosis and saying we need a different and better system, then service users and carers should be allowed to do so too. This book is about choice. It is about giving people the information to make up their own minds, and exploring alternatives for those who wish to do so.

Author Biography

Dr Lucy Johnstone is a consultant clinical psychologist, author of 'Users and abusers of psychiatry' (2nd edition Routledge 2000) and co-editor of 'Formulation in psychology and psychotherapy: making sense of people's problems' (Routledge, 2nd edition 2013) along with a number of other chapters and articles taking a critical perspective on mental health theory and practice. She is the former Programme Director of the Bristol Clinical Psychology Doctorate and was the lead author of the 'Good practice guidelines on the use of psychological formulation' (Division of Clinical Psychology 2011.) She has worked in Adult Mental Health settings for many years and is currently based in a service in Wales. She is an experienced conference speaker, lecturer and trainer.
Release date NZ
September 17th, 2014
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
PCCS Books
Pages
122
Dimensions
109x175x10
ISBN-13
9781906254667
Product ID
22667738

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