Call for Review: ‘The Diagnostic System: Why the Classification of Psychiatric Disorder is Necessary, Difficult, and Never Settled’ by Jason Schnittker.

We are delighted to offer The Diagnostic System: Why the Classification of Psychiatric Disorders is Necessary, Difficult, and Never Settled  by Jason Schnittker (Columbia University Press, 2017) for review. Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. Mental illness is many things at once: It is a natural phenomenon that is also shaped by society and culture. It is 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…

Diagnosis and disputation: “archiving” DSM–5

Diagnosis and disputation: “archiving” DSM–5 I have spent the last few months gorging on DSM–5 media discussions. (All too often I have felt as though I have been ingesting too many empty, sugar-spiked calories.) I had promised myself, then, that I would start a DSM–5 free diet on June 6, 2013, the day after my participation 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…

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.

DSM: The History, Theory, and Politics of Diagnosis (CFP, Conference, University of Surrey, 25-27 March 2013)

History & Philosophy of Psychology Section of the BPS Annual Conference 25-27 March, 2013 University of Surrey, Guildford DSM: The History, Theory, and Politics of Diagnosis Keynote Speaker: Professor Ian Parker 2013 marks the 40-year anniversary of the vote by the members of the American Psychiatric Association to remove ‘homosexuality’ from its Diagnostic and Statistical Read the full article…