I was going to write about this article, but this blog puts across my thoughts much better. Joint blog by a clinical psychologist and the Director of Young Minds.

Originally posted on Clinical Psychology and People:

On 19.01.2013 the Guardian’s weekend magazine published a story entitled ‘My daughter the schizophrenic’.  I was previously aware of this little girl as I had seen the documentary ‘Born schizophrenic’.  The documentary gave me sleepless nights.  The article brought them back.  I had to respond and I am thrilled that YoungMinds (@YoungMindsUK) agreed to publish it as a joint statement.  This, for me, indicates that there are many of us, in all sectors fighting for better ways of thinking and talking about young people with psychological difficulties.  This has gone to the Guardian in it’s entirety, I didn’t want a brief comment, that wouldn’t do our outrage and Jani any justice at all and she’s had quite enough of that.

The oversimplification and overmedicalisation of Jani was heartbreaking to read and clinically unsound as I hope to point out.  No child is ‘Born Schizophrenic’, none.

Below is the statement, before…

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I am an Occupational Therapist, who writes about health, particularly mental health. I am interested in social media and Web 2.0, and where these technological advances can support wellness and health.

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I'm an OT called Claire. I write about health, particularly mental health, and also about Social Media and Web 2.0 technology. I am particularly interested where these two fields overlap.
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