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Welcome to Tinsley House Clinic

The Tinsley House Clinic has a particular interest in the treatment of children who have previously been diagnosed with Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADD, ADHD, OCD and Tourette’s syndrome of childhood.

The learning and behavioural disorders as we know them DO NOT exist. They do not exist as they are not conditions per se but symptoms and symptoms that will always present in patterns of comorbidity (together). You may consider that your child is suffering from dyslexia because they are struggling to read and this therefore is the most obvious symptom but the chances are that following a detailed consultation and examination that we will find that they are also displaying aspects of dyspraxia and attention deficit.

Therefore, it is essential to identify each child’s unique pattern of symptoms and to relate each individual symptom to a specific area of the brain in order that a treatment programme can be put in place that specifically addresses their own particular needs.

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  • STUDY FINDS PSYCHIATRIC DIAGNOSIS TO BE “SCIENTIFICALLY MEANINGLESS”

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    A new study published in Psychiatry Research has concluded that psychiatric diagnoses (which includes some of the learning and behavioural disorders) are scientifically worthless as tools for identifying discrete mental health disorders.

    To read more on this click HERE.

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Study finds Psychiatric Diagnosis to be “Scientifically Meaningless”

A new study published in Psychiatry Research has concluded that psychiatric diagnoses (which includes some of the learning and behavioural disorders) are scientifically worthless as tools for identifying discrete mental health disorders.

The diagnostic manual DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) was created in the USA to provide a common diagnostic language and set criteria for diagnosis but it has just created a system in which individuals are just pigeonholed often into ill-fitting or newly created pigeonholes without any real understanding of the underlying cause of the condition or where in the brain the individual symptoms of the “condition” are coming from.

This bold new study highlights what I have been saying for the last two decades and that is that the so-called learning and behavioural issues of childhood are not “conditions” but no more than symptoms that always appear in patterns which constitute the manifestations of a developmental delay syndrome – no more than a glitch in the normal development of the brain in response to a stressor, for example a traumatic birth.

Heterogeneity in psychiatric diagnostic classification. K Allsopp, J Read, R Corcoran & P Kinderman. Psychiatric Research. doi: 10. 1016/j.psychres. 20.07.005

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