For many years Mental Health Europe (MHE), has been calling for wider recognition of the crisis of confidence in the increasingly biological/neurological approach taken by Western psychiatry as well as for action in order to change this culture within mental health services including through the adoption of a human rights-based approach. Following on from our work on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), and the adoption of the “Bucharest Manifesto” developed by MHE’s expert group -the Beyond the Biomedical Paradigm Taskforce (BBP Taskforce) – MHE has turned its attention towards the forthcoming revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD 10) which will become ICD-11 when it is adopted by the World Health Assembly in 2018.
In light of this, we are circulating this questionnaire to seek the views of the mental health community on this matter including mental health professionals, organisations active in the field of mental health, users of mental health and their families and carers.
If you would like to help contribute to the dialogue regarding the revision process, please answer the questionnaire at this link https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ZYMP9NJ. The questionnaire is short and should only take a few minutes of your time! Please only answer the questions you feel comfortable with as not all questions are mandatory, if you feel that you do not have the requisite expertise to answer the question you may leave it blank or in some cases, answer ‘I don’t know’.
Dead line for answers to the questionnaire is the end of February
To know more about the MHE BBPTF and of its work on ICD-10 revision please open the following links: