Do you have a 55-word story about diagnosis?

Victoria University of Wellington’s Critical Diagnosis Network, led by Prof Annemarie Jutel is sponsoring a fun creative writing contest. The Critical Diagnosis Network is dedicated to exploring social, cultural, creative and critical perspectives of diagnosis with a view to enhancing understanding of health and illness. They invite you to submit your previously-unpublished 55 word stories on Read the full article…

DSM-5 & the Future of Psychiatric Diagnosis: Perspectives from the Medical Humanities (Workshop, Geneva, 7–8 July 2014)

DSM-5 & the Future of Psychiatric Diagnosis: Perspectives from the Medical Humanities Brocher foundation, Switzerland Organizer: Dr Matthew Smith, University of Strathclyde In May of 2013, the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) was published. Often referred to as the ‘Psychiatric Bible’, the DSM, published by the American Psychiatric Read the full article…

Historical Perspectives on ‘Antisocial Personality Disorder’ and ‘Moral Insanity’ (Conference, London, 12 May 2014)

Historical Perspectives on ‘antisocial personality disorder’ and ‘moral insanity’ This conference is a collaboration between an ESRC funded project called ‘Cross disciplinary Perspectives on ‘Anti-social personality disorder’ and the: Centre for the History of the Emotions . When: Monday May 12th: 9-30 -> 5.00pm Where: Queen Mary University of London There is a fee of Read the full article…

The DSM5 Debates: Searching for the voices of those living under, through, and beyond psychiatric diagnoses

Next week, on June 4–5, 2013, I will be speaking at the DSM-5 extravaganza taking place at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London. There is a 2-day international conference titled: DSM-5 and the Future of Psychiatric Diagnosis: Where is the roadmap taking us?, as well as a Maudsley Debate (which will be podcast) on “Enabling or Read the full article…

‘Putting a Name to It: Diagnosis, health and illness’ – Annemarie Jutel (Seminar, Durham University Monday 10 June 2013)

The Centre for Medical Humanities and the Qualitative Health Research Group invite you to attend: ‘Putting a Name to It: Diagnosis, health and illness’ Annemarie Jutel Victoria University of Wellington, Graduate School of Nursing, Midwifery & Health Monday 10th June, 3 – 4.45pm Williams Library, St. Chad’s College. While diagnosis is important in identifying and Read the full article…

Maudsley Debate: “Enabled? Or Labelled”—Psychiatric Diagnosis on the occasion of the publication of DSM5 (Public event, London, Institute of Psychiatry, 5 June 2013)

Felicity Callard, of the Centre for Medical Humanities, will be one of the guest speakers in the 48th Maudsley Debate – which is open to all, and hosted by the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London. The debate coincides with the publication of the 5th edition of the Diagnostic & Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders Read the full article…

Theorising Diagnosis (One-day seminar, Norwich, 23 May 2013)

ESRC Seminar Series: The role of diagnosis in health and wellbeing:  A social science perspective on the social, economic and political costs and consequences of diagnosis. Consortium: University of East Anglia, University of Exeter; University of York; University of Cambridge & the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand Norwich, May 23rd 2013 Theorising Diagnosis: A one-day Read the full article…

The Transformative Power of Diagnosis

Annemarie Goldstein Jutel writes: Diagnosis is a fascinating topic of reflection for critical, creative and cultural scholars.  Putting a name to a disorder (“Putting a Name to It” is also, not so coincidentally, the title of my book on the sociology of diagnosis, which you can see here) shapes the experience of health and illness, Read the full article…

“What is ‘mental illness’ today – five hard questions” Nikolas Rose (Public Seminar, University of Nottingham, 15 May 2013)

What is ‘mental illness’ today – five hard questions Professor Nikolas Rose 4.30pm, Wednesday 15 May B63, Law & Social Sciences Building, University Park, University of Nottingham Abstract:  In this talk I want to characterize the ‘territory’ of mental illness today by posing five hard questions that seem to me to represent genuine empirical, conceptual, Read the full article…

DSM-5 and the Future of Psychiatric Diagnosis (Conference, London, 4-5 June 2013)

The conference will be held at the Institute of Psychiatry, London on 4-5 June 2013. CMH staff member Dr Felicity Callard is one of the invited speakers. Her talk is entitled: “Dissecting diagnosis: producing patients”. Information about the conference, and how to register, is available here.