diagnosis

The problem with diagnosis

Psychiatric diagnosis is fundamental to psychology not practising what it preaches. The idea that diagnosis identifies mental disorders which may become objects of study has created theoretical and practical divisions between...

Moving beyond diagnosis:
Practising what we preach

Despite years of well-founded criticism, psychiatric diagnosis is still widely used – not only by psychiatrists, but psychologists too. Why? In this special issue, we address this conundrum....

Sophie is a young woman aged 21 who, since leaving her special school, has survived below the radar of specialist learning disability services. She lived with her mother and worked in the small local supermarket. She attended the Gateway club, where she met her partner, Gary...

Many clinical and child psychologists will tell you that children with one behavioural condition often have others too. Known as comorbidity, this co-occurrence of conditions often applies to autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)....