An introduction to the classification of mental disorders: the DSM and the ICD
Today, the two most widely established systems of psychiatric classification are the Diagnostic and Statistical Manuel of Mental Disorders (DSM) and the International Classification for Diseases (ICD). Despite each being as widely used as the other, the ICD and the DSM conceptualise and classify mental disorders in different ways.
'If anyone is to be wearing recording equipment on psychiatric wards, it should be the patients'
The death of Seni Lewis in detention led to legislation supporting the use of body cameras in mental health hospitals. But it's not just attending police who are wearing cameras, with nurses now also using them in some settings. Rachel Rowan Olive, who has been hospitalised for her mental health, is among those not reassured by the practice.