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Lucy Johnstone

ISBN 978-1-906254-66-7
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Do you still need your psychiatric diagnosis? This book will help you to decide.
A revolution is underway in mental health. If the authors of the diagnostic manuals are admitting that
psychiatric diagnoses are not supported by evidence, then no one should be forced to accept them. If many
mental health workers are openly questioning diagnosis and saying we need a different and better system,
then service users and carers should be allowed to do so too. This book is about choice. It is about giving
people the information to make up their own minds, and exploring alternatives for those who wish to do so.
Rigorously researched, powerfully argued and engagingly written, this thoughtful and valuable book
empowers readers with something too often missing in statutory care the knowledge and resources to
make an informed choice.
Eleanor Longden, Psychosis Research Group, University of Liverpool
Making sense of personal experiences promotes hope, strength and recovery. This is the message from
Lucy Johnstone as she carefully deconstructs psychiatric diagnosis and adds personal stories as evidence.
Dirk Corstens, Psychiatrist, Chair of Intervoice
A probing, balanced and refreshingly clear introduction to the realities of psychiatric diagnosis and the
useful alternatives that now exist to help those in distress.
Gail A. Hornstein, Professor of Psychology, Mount Holyoke College (USA), author of Agness Jacket: A
psychologists search for the meanings of madness
Counselling and psychotherapy Training and student resources
Critical psychology and service-user perspective texts
series edited by Richard Bentall & Pete Sanders
A STraight TALKING Introduction to
Psychiatric Drugs Joanna Moncrieff
The Causes of Mental Health Problems John Read & Pete Sanders
Childrens Mental Health Problems Sami Timimi
Being a Mental Health Service User Peter Beresford
Psychological Treatments for Mental Health Problems David Pilgrim
Caring for Someone with Mental Health Problems Jen Kilyon & Theresa Smith
Psychiatric Diagnosis Lucy Johnstone
Straight Talking Introductions Series
Rather than accept that solutions to mental health problems
are owned by the medical professions, these books look at
alternatives and provide information so people can make more
decisions about their own lives. Becoming more active in mental
health issues requires knowledge this series of books is a
starting point for anyone who wants to know more about mental
health problems. For information on series click here.