issue: mental health
Friday 21 August 2015
The Children’s Society’s latest report relies on nonsense measures and meaningless stats.
Friday 11 July 2014
One psychiatrist’s rebellion against the pathologisation of everyday life.
Thursday 23 January 2014
Monday 9 December 2013
In The Book of Woe: the DSM and the Unmaking of Psychiatry, psychoanalyst and journalist Gary Greenberg examines the history of the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), revealing the “deeply flawed process by which mental disorders are invented and uninvented”.
Monday 4 November 2013
The anti-bullying industry has now turned its attentions to brothers and sisters.
Tuesday 16 July 2013
Whether based on attachment theory or neurobabble, the claim that human beings are set in stone by the age of three is groundless.
Friday 7 June 2013
Christopher Lane talks to spiked about the new edition of the bible of psychiatry – ‘a legal document facilitating the medication of millions’.
Friday 10 May 2013
Emily Bazelon’s new book makes a powerful, eloquent case against too much adult meddling in children’s spats and scraps.
Monday 16 January 2012
Report after report tells us that children are sad, lost and in need of expert intervention. Real-world evidence suggests otherwise.
Monday 29 December 2008
Dr Michael Fitzpatrick, author of Defeating Autism, talks to Helene Guldberg about how raising a child with autism can be made infinitely harder – emotionally, financially and practically – by the charlatanic ‘war on autism’.
Friday 18 January 2008
Shyness is now ‘social phobia’, and dissent is ‘Oppositional Defiant Disorder’. How did everyday emotions come to be seen as illnesses?
Tuesday 16 October 2007
If we’re not careful, claims that young people can’t cope with the ‘intense pressure’ of exams could become a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Friday 20 October 2006
Angela Patmore has been branded a ‘heartless bitch’ for her attack on the stress management industry. Calm down and get a life, she tells her critics.
Friday 26 May 2006
From TV documentaries to Big Brother, why has a neurological disorder become so fashionably fascinating?
Friday 8 April 2005
Vivienne Parry, author of The Truth About Hormones, questions whether chemicals control our destinies.