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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It may be nothing to do with the original problem. Mar 28, Bob rated it really liked it. Like most of the more advanced thinking the author hails from Great Britain. Be the first to ask a question about The Myth of the Chemical Cure. According to this model, psychiatric drugs have no specific biological effects in people with a mental disorder, and they produce their characteristic effects in everyone who takes them. It also explores the commercial, professional and political interests behind the disease-centred model.
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.
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Hazel Croft rated it really liked it Jun 09, 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.
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. No trivia or quizzes yet. 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.
Return to Book Page. Mad in America Foundation. Brian Tibbetts rated it it was amazing Mar 23, To ask other readers questions about The Myth of the Chemical Cureplease sign up. 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.
Moncrieff has written several papers criticising the methodology of antidepressant research.
James rated it it was amazing Dec 15, Feb 02, Marian Groome rated it liked it. 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.
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In Cohen, Carl I. Zara Gilmour rated it really liked it Dec 31, Published February 15th by Palgrave Macmillan first published December 4th In her concluding chapter, she sums up the conclusions of her efforts tellingly: Open Preview See a Problem?
Jul 24, Chuck rated it it was amazing. The main thesis is moncfieff the disease-centered mo This book concerns the creation of a myth, the myth of the disease-centered model of kyth action the moncrieft 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.
Epub Apr Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Moncrieff qualified th medicine from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in Instead, the evidence suggests that these drugs induce characteristic abnormal states that can account for their so-called therapeutic effects.
Greg Reid rated it liked it Jan 03, 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. She also writes on the history and politics of psychiatry more generally.