The Myth of the Chemical Cure psychiatric drugs work by correcting chemical imbalance and analyzes the professional, commercial and Moncrieff, Joanna. The Myth of the Chemical Cure and millions of other books are available for . Joanna Moncrieff, a practising psychiatrist and academic, has produced a. The Myth of the Chemical Cure has 64 ratings and 5 reviews. Robert Whitaker The Bitterest Pills by Joanna Moncrieff The Birth of the Clinic by Michel Foucault.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. She has written papers, [1] books and blogs on the use and over-use of drug treatment for mental health thf, the mechanism of action of psychiatric drugs, [2] their subjective and psychoactive effects, the history of drug treatment, and the evidence for its benefits and harms.

Instead it is proposed that psychiatric drugs ‘work’ by creating abnormal brain states, which are often unpleasant and impair normal intellectual and emotional functions along with other harmful consequences. Zara Gilmour rated it really liked it Dec 31, No, you must read this book.

If there is anyone you love who has been prescribed drugs for depression, anxiety, or any other mood disorder you will want to read this book. Not finished yet, will come back to. In early work Moncrieff analysed the evidence for the efficacy of lithium. A must read for anyone in the mental heath field. Megan Warren rated it really liked it Apr 12, Carol rated it liked it May 26, Retrieved 24 Monfrieff Cindy Perlin rated it it was amazing Oct 26, She systematically presents research data to support this claim for the three major types of psychoactive drugs: She is a prominent critic of the modern ‘ psychopharmacological ‘ model of mental disorder and drug treatment, and the role of the pharmaceutical industry.


It therefore involves questions about the moncrjeff of knowledge and the mhth between knowledge and power. British Journal of Psychiatry.

She challenges the theory that mental disorders are caused by chemical imbalances, something that mondrieff currently have no evidence for, even less evidence pertains to chemicals being the best form of treatment for mental issues. Open Preview See a Problem?

The Myth of the Chemical Cure: A Critique of Psychiatric Drug Treatment by Joanna Moncrieff

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The book also looks at recent developments, including the marketing of antipsychotics through the Early Intervention movementand the promotion of a new and expanded concept of bipolar disorder.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Instead it is proposed that psychiatric drugs ‘work’ by creating abnormal brain states, which are o This book exposes the traditional thf that psychiatric drugs correct chemical imbalances as a dangerous fraud.

Krista Noland rated it it was amazing Dec 25, Research on antipsychotics, antidepressants and mood stabilisers is examined to demonstrate this thesis and it is suggested that acknowledging the real nature of psychiatric drugs would lead to a more democratic practice of psychiatry.


Trivia About The Myth of the C Moncrieff has written several papers criticising the methodology of antidepressant research.

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The Bitterest Pills traces the history muth antipsychotic drugs from the introduction of chlorpromazine in the s. Be the first to ask a question about The Myth of the Chemical Cure.

This book moncrleff the traditional view that psychiatric drugs chenical chemical imbalances as a dangerous fraud. This page was last edited on 13 Septemberat Research by Moncrieff and colleagues described and compared the subjective or psychoactive effects of different antipsychotics.

In her concluding chapter, she sums up the conclusions of her efforts tellingly: Morgan rated it liked it Nov 18, Dawn rated it it was amazing Sep 01, A review of methodological problems in antidepressant trials”.

The Myth of the Chemical Cure: It also explores the commercial, professional and political interests behind the disease-centred model.

The Myth of the Chemical Cure: A Critique of Psychiatric Drug Treatment

Want to Read saving…. Return to Book Page. Moncrieff’s premise reminiscent of Thomas Szasz is that a disease-centered model of drug action has been adopted and widely publicized, not because the evidence for it is compelling, but because it helps to promote the interests of certain powerful social groups, namely the psychiatric profession, the pharmaceutical industry and the modern state.