The DSM – A GREAT WORK, OR FICTION?
A study of why psychiatry has become bad for our mental health
Why is psychiatry such big business? Why are so many psychiatric drugs prescribed, and why, without solid scientific justification, has the number of mental disorders risen from 106 in 1952, to 374 today? In this talk, Dr James Davies takes us behind the scenes of how the psychiatrist’s bible, the DSM, was actually written – did science drive the construction of new mental disorder categories like ADHD, major depression and Aspergers? – or were less-scientific and more dubious processes at play? His exclusive interviews with the creators of the DSM reveal the troubling answer.
7 June 2014, 10.30am – 12.30pm
Venue: 1 Fairbridge Road, London N19 3EW
Book your place by contacting AGIP: £25, £20 AGIP Members, £10 trainees.
Tickets available from AGIP tel: 020 7272 7013 or via this link.