Hanna Pickard on BBC 4's 'The Moral Maze' programme
Dr Hanna Pickard participated in the debate 'The medicalisation of misbehaviour' on BBC Radio 4 on Wednesday 16 March 2011.
[...] If any socially-unacceptable behaviour is a symptom of a condition that can be treated with drugs or therapy or both, where does that leave those quaint old moral terms good and bad, right and wrong? Are we nowadays too willing to excuse bad behaviour as the morally-neutral symptom of some newly-defined mental disorder? Or is medical science finding new ways to diagnose and treat the causes of deviance where traditional morality has failed? Listen to the programme on iPlayer (available until Thursday 24 March).