JOANNA MONCRIEFF THE MYTH OF THE CHEMICAL CURE PDF

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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She systematically presents research data to support this claim for the three major types of psychoactive drugs: In her concluding chapter, she sums up the conclusions of her efforts tellingly: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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Mth Myth of the Chemical Cure: 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.

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.

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.

Research on antipsychotics, antidepressants and mood stabilisers is examined to o this thesis and it is suggested that acknowledging the real nature of psychiatric drugs would lead to a more democratic practice of psychiatry.

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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.

The data surveyed in this book ymth that psychiatric drug treatment is currently administered on the basis of a huge collective myth; kyth myth that psychiatric drugs act by correcting the biological basis of psychiatric symptoms or diseases. We have seen that for the three main classes of drugs used in psychiatry there is no evidence to substantiate this view.

Instead, the evidence suggests that these drugs induce characteristic abnormal states that can account for their so-called therapeutic effects. Mar cude, Bob rated it really liked it.

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This book concerns the creation of a myth, the myth of the disease-centered model of drug action the current standard view of psychotropic drug action, in other words it is the idea in psychiatry that drugs are thought to act on the underlying physical disease process.

It therefore involves questions about the nature of knowledge and the relation between knowledge and power. The main thesis is that the joanns mo This book concerns the creation of a myth, the myth of the disease-centered model of drug action the current standard view of moncriieff drug action, in other words it is the idea in psychiatry that drugs are thought to act on the underlying physical disease process. 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 crue psychiatric profession, the pharmaceutical industry and the modern state.

This book contrasts the disease-centered model with a more accurate drug-centered model which suggests that the drugs themselves create abnormal body states. If there is anyone od love who has been prescribed drugs for depression, anxiety, or any other mood disorder you will want to read this book.

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No, you must read this book. This is another must read on the myth of mental illness. 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. A must read for anyone in the mental heath field. These books are paradigm shifters! Like most of the more advanced thinking the author hails from Great Britain.

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

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