The Medicalisation of Childhood: Time for a Paradigm Shift

The Medicalisation of Childhood: Time for a Paradigm Shift is a conference dedicated to DSM-5 (5th Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders of the American Psychiatric Association) educational, clinical and forensic implications for psychologists in relation to the concerns about changes that might occur in the psychiatric prescribed treatment and diagnosis of young people and children by medical practitioners.

Keynote Speakers:              
Professor Allen Frances, Emeritus Professor of Dukes University
Dr Joanna Moncrieff, Author of "The Myth of the Chemical Cure." (Winner of the MIND book of the year 2009)
Professor Peter Kinderman, Clinical Psychology, Liverpool University
Dr Peter Tyrer, Editor of the Psychiatrist Journal

Expert Panel:
The DECP Medicalisation of Childhood Working Group will host an opportunity to review the issues and concerns that arise from DSM-5.
Dave Traxson, Senior Educational Psychologist, Worcester County Council
Vivian Hill, Consultant Educational Psychologist and Programme Director DEdPsy Institute of Education, University of London
Brian Apter, District Senior Educational Psychologist, Wolverhampton City Council
Professor Sami Timimi, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Lincolnshire NHS

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The Medicalisation of Childhood: Time for a Paradigm Shift 2020


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