Interview with Lucy Johnstone from the British Psychological Society on the BBC Radio 4 Today Programme, May 12 2013
In a bold and unprecedented move for any professional body, the UK Division of Clinical Psychology, a sub-division of the British Psychological Society, issued a Position Statement today calling for the end of the unevidenced biomedical model implied by psychiatric diagnosis. In brief, the argument is that the so-called ‘functional’ diagnoses – schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, personality disorder, ADHD and so on – are not scientifically valid categories and are often damaging in practice.
You can listen to Lucy explain why to a BBC interviewer here
You can read more about the statement here