Not only is it time to abandon psychiatric diagnosis, but it is time to move beyond the medicalized perspective of ‘mental health’. A new framework for understanding how we all cope with distress - the power threat meaning framework - can lead the way to a more honest and effective paradigm.
In this week's episode, I speak to Dr. Ian Newey, part of the PTMF committee, about what the PTMF is, and how it can be used to understand one's own distress, whether we are medicalizing normal, and what would it mean for the future of mental health if we remove diagnostic criteria's and use new framework's.
The Power Threat Meaning Framework:
Are you mentally ill, or very unhappy?