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Joanna Moncrieff

JOANNA MONCRIEFF is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mental Health Sciences at University College London, UK and a Practicing Consultant Psychiatrist at the North East London Foundation Trust. She has spent her academic career re-evaluating the nature and efficacy of psychiatric drugs and exploring the history and politics of psychiatry. She is the co-chair of the Critical Psychiatry Network, and has campaigned against the dominance of the biomedical approach to psychiatry, the extension of psychiatric coercion and the influence of the pharmaceutical industry, in alliance with service user groups. She is the author of The Myth of the Chemical Cure (Palgrave Macmillan), A Straight Talking Introduction to Psychiatric Drugs, and numerous papers and book chapters. 

Works

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De-Medicalizing Misery
Psychiatry, Psychology and the Human Condition

Palgrave Macmillan
Psychiatry and psychology have constructed a mental health system that does no justice to the problems it claims to understand and creates multiple problems...
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The Myth of the Chemical Cure
A Critique of Psychiatric Drug Treatment

Palgrave Macmillan
This controversial book overturns the claim that psychiatric drugs work by correcting chemical imbalance, and analyzes the professional, commercial and...
Joanna Moncrieff

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