Schizophrenia is a contentious diagnosis and source of often heated debate across the various professions and stakeholders associated with mental health. Some argue that it has outlasted its usefulness as a single diagnosis and should instead be viewed as the extreme end of a ‘psychosis spectrum disorder’.
To unpick the issues, we’re delighted to welcome Nathan Filer, who will be in conversation with Professor James Walters, deputy director at NCMH and professor of psychiatry at Cardiff University.
The event will take place at Big Moose Coffee Co in Cardiff city centre. Tickets are free, but spaces are limited – register on Eventbrite.
Nathan is an author, journalist and lecturer. His critically acclaimed work of non-fiction, The Heartland: Finding and Losing Schizophrenia, was described as ‘a beautifully written book that brims with compassion and wit’ (The Times) and ‘[an] intelligent, absorbing narrative exploration of schizophrenia’ (The Guardian).
James is deputy director at NCMH and an honorary consultant psychiatrist at Aneurin Bevan University Health Board Early Intervention in Psychosis Service. His research interests centre on genetics in psychosis and schizophrenia.
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