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
This book exposes the traditional view that psychiatric drugs correct chemical imbalances as a dangerous fraud. Tugrul Akyuz rated it really liked it Jan 24, Kelley O’brien rated it it was ok Jul 19, Be the first to ask a question about The Myth of the Chemical Cure.
Retrieved 24 November 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.
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The medicalisation of modern living” PDF. In her concluding chapter, she sums up the conclusions of her efforts tellingly: She systematically presents research data to support this claim for the three major types of psychoactive drugs: The main thesis is that the disease-centered monceieff 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.
I think Moncrieff crue 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. Philosophy, Politics and Mental Health. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 1: Lists with This Book. Shireen Noor rated it really liked it Jan 14, She trained in psychiatry in London and the south east during the s.
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She shows that there is little evidence for serotonin abnormalities in depression or dopamine abnormalities in psychosis or schizophrenia. Trivia About The Myth of the C Hardcoverpages. She also writes on the history and politics of psychiatry more generally. She claimed there was no evidence that lithium was superior to other sedatives for the treatment of acute maniaand that lithium’s efficacy in preventing a relapse of manic depression was due to the adverse effects caused by the sudden withdrawal of lithium.
Barr rated it really liked it Jul 19, 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. A must read for anyone in the mental heath field.
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This moncriefff 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. 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.
Mar 28, Bob rated it really liked it. Nurhat rated it really liked it Feb 13, 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.
Ashley Adams rated it it was amazing Sep 29, She has written papers,  books and blogs on the use and over-use of drug treatment for mental health problems, the mechanism of action of psychiatric drugs,  their subjective jonana psychoactive effects, the history of mocnrieff treatment, and the evidence for its benefits and harms.
It highlights the lack of evidence for the disease-centred model of drug action for every major class of psychiatric drug. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
Harvard Review of Psychiatry. These books are paradigm shifters!