Challenging the culture of psychiatric diagnosis

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Challenging the culture of psychiatric diagnosis
Exploring trauma informed alternatives

“We need an altogether different approach to emotional distress than slapping labels onto people that have essentially been made up around a table!” (Jo Watson)

Drop the disorder

This one day event is for everyone who is interested in the current debates around mental health. It aims to attract psychologists, counsellors, service users, psychotherapists, mental health support professionals, psychiatrists, people with lived experience, managers and individuals with a personal interest. It is a chance to discuss the critical questions of the day around the biomedical model in mental health. [more / dates]

AD4E in words & images

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  • ruth-cooper-radar-trial-coming-off-anti-psychotic-medication
  • rai-waddingham-wrong-assumptions-broken
  • rai-waddingham-labels-broken-me
  • misusing-term-formulation
  • Joanna-moncrieff-drugs-abnormality-brain
  • jo-watson-ruby-wax-mental-health-experience
  • lucy-johnstone-distress-understanding
  • drop-the-diagnosis-google-tick-box-diagnosis
  • brain-blame
  • Joanna-moncrieff-drugs-adverse-effects
  • imposed-label-understanding
  • clinical-consensus-bpd-schizophrenia
  • epistemic-injustice-chemical-imbalance
  • eleanor-longden-medicated-labelled-chemically-explained
  • Joanna-moncrieff-long-term-anti-psychotics-worse-outcomes

AD4E in words & images

  • trauma-informed-framework-psychosis
  • ruth-cooper-radar-trial-coming-off-anti-psychotic-medication
  • rai-waddingham-wrong-assumptions-broken
  • rai-waddingham-labels-broken-me
  • misusing-term-formulation
  • Joanna-moncrieff-drugs-abnormality-brain
  • jo-watson-ruby-wax-mental-health-experience
  • lucy-johnstone-distress-understanding
  • drop-the-diagnosis-google-tick-box-diagnosis
  • brain-blame
  • Joanna-moncrieff-drugs-adverse-effects
  • imposed-label-understanding
  • clinical-consensus-bpd-schizophrenia
  • epistemic-injustice-chemical-imbalance
  • eleanor-longden-medicated-labelled-chemically-explained
  • Joanna-moncrieff-long-term-anti-psychotics-worse-outcomes

The relevant question in psychiatry
shouldn’t be…What’s wrong with you?
It should be…What happened to you?

– Eleanor Longden / Dr Jacqui Dillon