BBC Scotland use Professor’s ‘expert opinion’ on NHS Tayside’s mental health unit, but his book is trashed by those with mental health issues

BBC Scotlandby Talking-Up Scotland  |  19 Apr 2019  |  Image :  Pixabay



When I read the BBC Scotland online version of their coverage of the leaked internal report on the Carseview Unit which they have clearly passed around any academics willing to quickly tell them it is ‘shocking’ or ‘damning’, they found one. As is often the case, it’s one of those older ‘emeritus profs’ with time on their hand and perhaps missing the limelight….

I checked him out. I’m clearly not competent to judge his expertise myself but I know from personal experience that academics are not best placed to judge professional practice by themselves. BBC Scotland should have gathered opinion from people who have managed and worked at a senior level in centres comparable to Carseview to get a meaningful and useful assessment….

‘IF YOU CARE ABOUT YOUR (or someone you love) MENTAL HEALTH – DO NOT READ THIS BOOK’

On the academic side, I did find 26 mostly quite disturbing reader reviews of Tyrer’s 2018 Taming the Beast Within: Shredding the Stereotypes of Personality Disorder. That’s a lot of reviews and they’re not supportive….

Read more here ….

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