As a member of parliament and member of the coalition government, Norman Lamb was one of the few (the only?) politicians to mention the term 'personality disorder, let alone chair a commission about it. Norman listened to people who had been given this diagnosis and co-authored the Consensus Statement - A paper calling for the term personality disorder to be abandoned, for better services for people given this label and a more compassionate approach to those who had lived through awful experiences. A champion of human rights, Norman has campaigned against long detentions in private psychiatric hospitals. His contribution towards the welfare of people given this diagnosis is greatly missed in parliament.
We really enjoyed this episode. You can read the consensus statement here: https://www.mind.org.uk/media-a/4408/consensus-statement-final.pdf
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