Peter Kinderman

How did mental health become so biomedical? The progressive erosion of social determinants in historical psychiatric admission registers

This paper – available via Research Gate in the ‘History of Psychiatry’ category – is co-authored by Fritz Handerer, Peter Kinderman, Carsten Timmermann, and Sara J Tai. The abstract says: “This paper explores the historical developments of admission registers of psychiatric…
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A proposal to introduce formal recording of psychosocial adversities associated with mental health using ICD-10 codes

This article by Kate Allsop and Peter Kinderman has been published in The Lancet. It begins: “It is well known that poverty and social inequity are major determinants of our mental health, 1  and the United Nations Special Rapporteur 2  characterises mental health…
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Is It Time to Reconsider the ‘Disease Model’ of Mental Health?

“A prominent U.K. psychologist believes we should change the way we talk about depression, anxiety, and other forms of psychological distress” This article has been written by Markham Heid and published on the Elemental website. It begins: “In2013, the British Psychological…
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A Manifesto for Mental Health: Why We Need a Revolution in Mental Health Care

This book has been written by Prof. Peter Kinderman. The publishers say: “A Manifesto for Mental Health presents a radically new and distinctive outlook that critically examines the dominant ‘disease-model’ of mental health care. Incorporating the latest findings from both biological neuroscience…
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The New Laws of Psychology: Why Nature and Nurture Alone Can’t Explain Human Behaviour

This book has been written by Prof. Peter Kinderman. The publishers say: “This controversial new book describes how human behaviour – thoughts, emotions, actions and mental health – can be largely explained if we understand how people make sense of their…
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Psychiatric diagnosis ‘scientifically meaningless’

As reported in ScienceDaily : “A new study, published in Psychiatry Research, has concluded that psychiatric diagnoses are scientifically worthless as tools to identify discrete mental health disorders. The study, led by researchers from the University of Liverpool, involved a detailed…
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A Prescription for Psychiatry: Why We Need a Whole New Approach to Mental Health and Wellbeing

This book has been written by Prof. Peter Kinderman. The publishers say that it: “… lays bare the flaws and failings of traditional mental health care and offers a radical alternative. Exposing the old-fashioned biological ‘disease model’ of psychiatry as unscientific…
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