Reflections on… Diagnosis

There was a report this week from the British Psychological Association Division of Clinical Psychology entitled Understanding Psychosis and Schizophrenia. I think it’s fair to say that some responses to this report have shown that old battle lines and divisions still run deep within the mental health professions. I want to add my own thoughts…

Should we be “Carving Bipolarity with a Lithium sword”?

There was an editorial in the British Journal of Psychiatry this month entitled – Carving Bipolarity with a Lithium Sword. This piece is written by some extremely eminent psychiatric researchers. In the article the authors claim that the diagnostic classification of mood disorders is severely limited and in need of reform. I would personally agree…