Abolish use of formal psychiatric diagnostic systems like ICD & DSM
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Abolish use of formal psychiatric diagnostic systems like ICD & DSM

    1. Sami Timimi
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      Sami Timimi

      Lincoln, United Kingdom

Psychiatric diagnoses are not valid.
Use of psychiatric diagnosis increases stigma.
Using psychiatric diagnosis does not aid treatment decisions.
Long term prognosis for mental health problems has got worse.
Psychiatric diagnosis imposes Western beliefs about mental distress on other cultures.
Alternative evidence based models for organizing effective mental health care are available.

To read the full evidence based arguments view the 'No More Psychiatric Labels' paper at http://www.criticalpsychiatry.net/?p=527 

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    • Pola Mucho Gusto ARGENTINA
      • 2 days ago

      Porque un mal diagnostico me estigmatizó laboral y familiarmente. Me trajo muchisimos problemas que debi superar cargando sola otra enfermedad. Trato digno al paciente que busca ayuda médica

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      • 4 days ago

      I entirely agree. It would be a great progress for people who have psychical suffering!

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    • Joe Plant NEWCASTLE-UNDER-LYME, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 29 days ago

      Anti-slavery and anti-fascism

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    • Diana Católico FACATATIVá, COLOMBIA
      • about 1 month ago

      Estoy de acuerdo con el postulado, como estudiante de psicologia considero que clasificar a una persona le provoca daños emocionales y en su estatus social

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    • Jean Armstrong DONCASTER, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 month ago

      I have had a lot of so-called psychiatric 'treatment' when I was really suffering from a common medical condition which I believe was deliberately misdiagnosed. They ruined my teaching career and blighted my life. About 11 years ago they finally diagnosed the blood disorder I had been suffering from all along.

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