Dr James Davies

Wednesday, January 17 2018 at 7:30PM

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Dr James Davies

What's the talk about?

Dr James Davies, reader in social anthropology and mental health at the University of Roehampton, looked into the construction of the psychiatrists' bible, the DSM, and was surprised and disturbed by what he found.  At this talk he shares the results of his research.

James is also a psychotherapist, who started working for the NHS in 2004. He is the co-founder of the Council for Evidence-based Psychiatry (CEP), which is secretariat to the All Party Parliamentary Group for Prescribed Drug Dependence.

He is the author of the bestselling book Cracked, which was his first book written for a wider audience. It is a critical exploration of modern-day psychiatry based on interviews with leaders of the profession.  He has also written for the media with his articles appearing in The Times, The New Scientist, The Guardian, The Daily Mail, Harvard Divinity Bulletin, Therapy Today, Mad in America and Salon.  He has spoken on BBC Radio 4 (The Today Programme & PM), Sky News, BBC World News, BBC World Service, LBC, ITV’s This Morning and various national and local radio stations. Additionally he has extensively consulted for the BBC, ITV and other media outlets on matters pertaining to mental health.