Beyond diagnosis: developing an outcome orientated approach

This presentation by Sami Timimi (Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist) was given at a 2015 Conference – POSITIVE ACTION FOR CHANGE IN MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES. The conference was hosted by PCCS Books, who say:

“The presentation addresses evidence that highlights why using psychiatric diagnosis to understand mental distress and to organise mental health services is not a supportable approach to maximising the likelihood of improving the mental well-being of patients. It will then outline the ‘outcome orientated’ approach as an existing, evidence-based alternative.”

Dr. Timimi is part of the development team for Outcome Orientated Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (OO-CAMHS) at the Outcome Orientated Mental Health Foundation.

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