Does psychiatry actually diagnose?

This interview with psychiatrist Dr. Sami Timimi is part of Childhood Made Crazy, an interview series from psychologist Eric Maisel that takes a critical look at the current “mental disorders of childhood” model.

The series is comprised of interviews with practitioners, parents, and other children’s advocates as well as pieces that investigate fundamental questions in the mental health field.

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Sami Timimi is a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist. He is the author of:

  • Naughty Boys: Anti-Social Behaviour, ADHD and the Role of Culture
  • A Straight Talking Introduction to Children’s Mental Health
  • The Myth of Autism: Medicalising Men’s and Boys’ Social and Emotional Competence.
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