In this new video from the Counselling Channel, Stephen Munt (counselling psychologist) introduces the subject of Neurodiversity. The video also features a person who has faced and overcome challenges with their neurodiversity and differences.
Dr. Tamara Kayali Browne is a Bioethicist and Philosopher, lecturing in Health Ethics and Professionalism at Deakin University, Australia. Writing in The Guardian newspaper, Dr. Browne asks: “How do we decide what emotions, thoughts and behaviours are normal, abnormal or pathological?” She…
Saving Normal: An Insider’s Revolt Against Out-of-Control Psychiatric Diagnosis, DSM-5, Big Pharma, and the Medicalization of Ordinary Life
The publishers describe this book (2014) as being an “… urgently important critique of the widespread medicalization of normality. Anyone living a full, rich life experiences ups and downs, stresses, disappointments, sorrows, and setbacks. Today, however, millions of people who…
“Normality Does Not Equal Mental Health: The Need to Look Elsewhere for Standards of Good Psychological Health” is the first book-length study to question the equation of psychological normality and mental health. The book’s publishers say that the author, Dr….