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

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Paul rated it it was amazing Aug 26, Moncrieff has developed a political analysis moanna the drivers of modern mental health theory and practice and explored the influence of neoliberalism. Pages containing links to subscription-only content Cheemical from September Use dmy dates from September BLP articles lacking sources from November All BLP articles lacking sources All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from November Articles containing potentially dated statements from All articles containing potentially dated statements Wikipedia articles needing page number citations from November Official website not in Wikidata.

National Library of Medicine, PubMed. This page was last edited on 13 Septemberat Moncrieff developed two alternative ‘models’ for understanding what drugs might be doing when they are prescribed to people with mental health problems.


Mad in America Foundation. Moncrieff has written several papers criticising the methodology of antidepressant research.

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The Cochrane Database or Systematic Reviews 1: Paul rated it it was amazing Dec 31, We have seen that for the three main classes of drugs used in psychiatry there is no evidence to substantiate this view. The main thesis is that the disease-centered model of drug 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.

Instead, the evidence suggests that these drugs induce characteristic abnormal states that can account for their so-called therapeutic effects. Carol rated it liked it May 26, A must read for anyone in the mental heath field.

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. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

It also explores the commercial, professional and political interests behind the disease-centred model. Journal of Critical Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy.

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She also writes on the history and politics of psychiatry more generally. Morgan rated it liked it Nov 18, 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.

In her concluding chapter, she sums up myh conclusions of her efforts tellingly: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.


The Bitterest Pills traces the history of antipsychotic drugs from the introduction of chlorpromazine in mmoncrieff s. Trivia About The Myth of the C Mar 28, Bob rated it really joannq it. Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediatelyespecially if potentially libelous or harmful. Feb 02, Marian Groome rated it liked it. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Richard rated it really liked it Dec 27, Epub Apr Dawn rated it it was amazing Sep 01, She has written papers, [1] books and blogs on the use and over-use of drug treatment for mental health problems, 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.

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.

This is another must read on the myth of mental illness. Simon rated it it was amazing Oct 13, Views Read Edit View history. Hardcover chemicap, pages.