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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    • Alison Tierney BRISTOL, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 2 days ago

      Because the DSM is nonsense (as James Davies has demonstrated in his book 'Cracked') and ICD is closely linked with DSM. Also because I have seen the damage which psychiatric diagnosis does to people, in itself and also through the medical treatment, and the coercive practices, which follow from it.

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    • Julie Price LIVERPOOL, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 4 days ago

      Because no one should be spoken about in diagnostic terms.

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    • Micah Oliver Clemence BERGEN, HORDALAND, NORGE, NORWAY
      • 16 days ago

      I have been diagnose with many diagnosis from dsm, no one was correct. Diagnose is just an excuse to medicate and control peoples. Dsm is just crap and totally unusual. Thanks for this petition.

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    • Margaret Cook AUSTRALIA
      • 18 days ago

      Because I believe it is simply down to trauma and the life people have been through mostly that makes people develope distress that is called names mentioned in the DSM. It is the most inhuman way of looking at a person. Get rid of it then we may get rid of this expensive industry of illegal pill popping made legal due to the DSM

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    • Petra Herford-Grossova TEWKESBURY, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 18 days ago

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