Abolish use of formal psychiatric diagnostic systems like ICD & DSM

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sarah Elizabeth
6 years ago
I have many years experience of the mainstream mental health services we use today which do more damage to a persons mental state. Since the day I came across human givens approach it has had an imesurable possible outcomes to myself personally and many others I've now introduced to this way of thinking. Sami Timimi's argument fits with human givens and I suport it fully.

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catherine hannaford
6 years ago
Many of these diagnoses lead to nothing more than unsuitable drugs - even for very young children with 'attention issues'. Drugs do not solve issues - they merely isolate us from the wisdom of our bodies symptoms. Psychiatry could scarcely be LESS holistic if it tried. The almost barbaric history of psychiatry is suitably documented on You Tube.

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allison baird
6 years ago
I believe that labelling increases stigma and is detrimental to treating someone as an individual.

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Catherine Terizakis
6 years ago
I am signing because I believe that psychiatric labels are based on cultural and social constructs and as long as there is no firm scientific evidence to support claims that they are of any usefulness to the individuals assigned, they can only be detrimental to them.

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Gustavo Ruiz
6 years ago
Formal diagnosys brings more pain to people who yet is suffering a lot. There is an increasing of Mad Labeling which outburst drugs profits.

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Warden Taylor
6 years ago
This is so important to me and should be for all parents. please sign

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Margaret Turner
7 years ago
It is misleading and very damaging, and is akin to branding someone.

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marlene bracks
7 years ago
Symptomatic treatment is Dangerous,take the case and look for the cause.Eg Autusim may have origins in mercury contamination.Anxiety disorders may have digestive malfunctions.Depression may have the lack of ability to process Vitamin D.Etc....OCD may have problems from birth with toxic delivery medications.

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clare willocks
7 years ago
it put me off doing psychiatry as a profession as boxing a patient into a diagnostic label seemed counterintuitive to the healing profession - seeing individuals who they truly are and recognising how they got there can be affirming to many people who are suffering from mental health issues.

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John Irvine
7 years ago
There are more effective result methods available.