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Have you read the interview with David Southall in the Guardian today?

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Heathcliffscathy Sat 07-May-05 14:02:39


I know he is a hated figure on MN, but it is an interesting interview. It left me questioning whether he is what I thought: a meglomaniac superego, or whether in fact, he is a man working in a horrendously difficult area, where mistakes such as those he has made ruin lives, but if the work isn't done, other lives are taken....

Jacie Tue 10-May-05 16:36:48

The trouble with all of these experts is that although they may have done excellent work in the past in establishing that various "syndromes" or similar exist, they then seem to think that every case is the same. Professor Southall, probably doing what he thinks is best, certainly is extremely single minded. But he cannot treat every case with the same "tunnel vision." Too many innocent parents have suffered- way out of proportion to the children hurt. Southall himself admits that he would rather have it this way- but other innocent children also suffer when they are taken away from their families.
It is a pity that opponents, such as Brian Morgan, declined to talk to The Guardian and so therefore have no input in the article.

dinosaur Tue 10-May-05 16:37:59

I thought it was an interesting interview too, sophable.

I'd like to know more about the small group who have allegedly done so much to blacken his name.

ruty Tue 10-May-05 17:48:15

shame he thought he could diagnose from his couch looking at the TV screen.

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