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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Joanna Moncrieff

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

She trained in psychiatry in London and the south east during the s. November Learn how and when to remove this template message.

This is another must read on the myth of mental illness. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Joanna Moncrieff – Wikipedia

This book exposes the traditional view curw psychiatric drugs correct chemical imbalances as a dangerous fraud. Published February 15th by Palgrave Macmillan first published December 4th 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.

She challenges the theory that mental disorders are caused by chemical imbalances, something that rhe currently have no evidence for, even less evidence pertains to chemicals being the best form of treatment for mental issues. Journal of Critical Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


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Jul 24, Chuck rated it it was amazing. Instead it is proposed that psychiatric drugs ‘work’ by creating abnormal brain states, which are o This book exposes the traditional view that psychiatric drugs correct chemical imbalances as a dangerous fraud. It traces the emergence of this view and the way it supported the vested interests of the psychiatric profession, the pharmaceutical industry and the modern state.

In Cohen, Carl I. Moncrieff has critically reviewed the literature on the use of drug treatments like acamprosate and naltrexone for alcohol problems [20] and the use of stimulants in children. Mar 28, Bob rated it really liked it. Tugrul Akyuz rated it really liked it Jan 24, 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.

She is a prominent critic of the modern ‘ psychopharmacological ‘ model of mental disorder and drug treatment, mhth the role of the pharmaceutical industry. This page was last edited on 13 Septemberat Megan Warren rated it really che,ical it Apr 12, Moncrieff contrast this with an alternative ‘drug centred’ model, which suggests that since psychiatric drugs are psychoactive substancesthey work because they change the way people chemica, feel and behave.

Retrieved from ” https: Greg Reid rated it liked it Jan 03, Moncrieff has developed a political analysis of the drivers of modern mental health theory and practice and explored the influence of neoliberalism. In her concluding chapter, she sums up the conclusions of her efforts tellingly: James rated it it was amazing Dec 15, Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease.


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

A review of methodological problems in antidepressant trials”. Hardcoverpages. Books by Joanna Moncrieff. Moncrieff developed two alternative ‘models’ for understanding what drugs might be doing when mytn are prescribed to people with mental health problems.

Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediatelyespecially if potentially libelous or harmful. It also explores the commercial, professional and political interests behind the disease-centred model.

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The main thesis is that the disease-centered model of chmeical action has been adopted, not because the evidence for it is compelling, but because it helped to promote the interests of certain powerful social groups, namely the psychiatric profession, the pharmaceutical industry and the modern state. These books are paradigm shifters!

I think Moncrieff makes a good argument that psychopharmacology only suppresses symptoms in a crude form and does not affect any of the mechanisms that give rise to symptoms.