Mrs May, today threatens those like ‘Angela’ below who would take action against the unfounded Draconian actions of Social Services

 Family, Mother, Children, Boy

A client ‘Angela’ that I successfully treated with CBT for depression had her 3 children removed after a psychiatrist diagnosed her as having an emotionally unstable personality disorder (EUPD). I protested that this diagnosis was without foundation (she turned up for every therapy session and did all homeworks) but Social Services refused to consider my report, viewing her behavior through the lens of the EUPD, and she was mandated to attend a 10 session mentalisation treatment. In the event the Court appointed an independent psychiatrist who agreed with me that she did not have an emotionally unstable personality disorder. Despite this she was moved simply from supervised to unsupervised access, an ongoing denial of her right to a family life and the mandated attendance at treatment rescinded. Misdiagnosis destroyed family life. The case is ongoing, more about this anon.

Dr Mike Scott

One thought to “Mrs May, today threatens those like ‘Angela’ below who would take action against the unfounded Draconian actions of Social Services”

  1. Mental Health is the Cinderella of all the services available and let’s face it, there is lot wrong with the others.
    in 2017 where are we? How do we improve and prevent, how do we set up a network of awareness in the community?
    Do we need an ‘Angela’s Law?

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