University of Lincoln,
Sami Timimi is a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Director of Medical Education in the National Health Service in Lincolnshire and a Visiting Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Lincoln, UK. He writes from a critical psychiatry perspective on topics relating to mental health and has published many articles in leading journals and chapters in books on many subjects including eating disorders, psychotherapy, behavioural disorders and cross-cultural psychiatry. He has authored four books, Pathological Child Psychiatry and the Medicalization of Childhood, published in 2002, Naughty Boys: Anti-Social Behaviour, ADHD and the Role of Culture, published in 2005, Misunderstanding ADHD: A Complete Guide for Parents to Alternatives to Drugs published in 2007, and A Straight Talking Introduction to Children’s Mental Health Problems published in 2009. He co-edited with Begum Maitra Critical Voices in Child and Adolescent Mental Health published in 2006, Liberatory Psychiatry: Philosophy, Politics, and Mental Health with Carl Cohen, published in 2008 and Rethinking ADHD: From Brain to Culture with Jonathan Leo in 2009. He has co-authored with Brian McCabe and Neil Gardner The Myth of Autism: Medicalising Men and Boys’ Social and Emotional Competence published in 2010.
ADHD, eating disorders, psychotherapy, behavioural disorders and cross-cultural psychiatry
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