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The myth of the chemical cure : a critique of psychiatric drug treatment, Joanna Moncrieff

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The myth of the chemical cure : a critique of psychiatric drug treatment
Title
The myth of the chemical cure
Title remainder
a critique of psychiatric drug treatment
Statement of responsibility
Joanna Moncrieff
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 often unpleasant and impair normal intellectual and emotional functions, along with other harmful consequences. 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."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
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1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Moncrieff, Joanna
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RC483
LC item number
.M66 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Mental illness
  • Psychotropic drugs
  • Psychotropic Drugs
  • Psychotropic Drugs
  • Mental Disorders
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Treatment Failure
Label
The myth of the chemical cure : a critique of psychiatric drug treatment, Joanna Moncrieff
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 228-271) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • List of Illustrations, Figures and Tables
  • Note on Nomenclature
  • 1.
  • Disease-Centred Model of Drug Action in Psychiatry.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Alternative Drug-Centred Model of Drug Action.
  • p. 14
  • 3.
  • Physical Treatments and the Disease-Centred Model.
  • p. 26
  • 4.
  • Arrival of the New Drugs and the Influence of Interest Groups.
  • p. 41
  • 5.
  • Birth of the Idea of an 'Antipsychotic'.
  • p. 63
  • 6.
  • Are Neuroleptics Effective and Specific? A Review of the Evidence.
  • p. 76
  • 7.
  • What Do Neuroleptics Really Do? A Drug-Centred Account.
  • p. 100
  • 8.
  • Construction of the 'Antidepressant'.
  • p. 118
  • 9.
  • Is There Such a Thing as an 'Antidepressant'? A Review of the Evidence.
  • p. 137
  • 10.
  • What Do Antidepressants Really Do?.
  • p. 159
  • 11.
  • Idea of Special Drugs for Manic Depression (Bipolar Disorder).
  • p. 174
  • 12.
  • Evidence on the Action of Lithium and 'Mood Stabilisers'.
  • p. 187
  • 13.
  • Democratic Drug Treatment: Implications of the Drug-Centred Model.
  • p. 204
  • 14.
  • Myth of the Chemical Cure.
  • p. 217
  • Notes.
  • p. 225
  • References.
  • p. 228
  • Index.
  • p. 272
Control code
ocn184963084
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 278 p.
Isbn
9780230574311
Lccn
2007051221
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
Label
The myth of the chemical cure : a critique of psychiatric drug treatment, Joanna Moncrieff
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 228-271) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • List of Illustrations, Figures and Tables
  • Note on Nomenclature
  • 1.
  • Disease-Centred Model of Drug Action in Psychiatry.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Alternative Drug-Centred Model of Drug Action.
  • p. 14
  • 3.
  • Physical Treatments and the Disease-Centred Model.
  • p. 26
  • 4.
  • Arrival of the New Drugs and the Influence of Interest Groups.
  • p. 41
  • 5.
  • Birth of the Idea of an 'Antipsychotic'.
  • p. 63
  • 6.
  • Are Neuroleptics Effective and Specific? A Review of the Evidence.
  • p. 76
  • 7.
  • What Do Neuroleptics Really Do? A Drug-Centred Account.
  • p. 100
  • 8.
  • Construction of the 'Antidepressant'.
  • p. 118
  • 9.
  • Is There Such a Thing as an 'Antidepressant'? A Review of the Evidence.
  • p. 137
  • 10.
  • What Do Antidepressants Really Do?.
  • p. 159
  • 11.
  • Idea of Special Drugs for Manic Depression (Bipolar Disorder).
  • p. 174
  • 12.
  • Evidence on the Action of Lithium and 'Mood Stabilisers'.
  • p. 187
  • 13.
  • Democratic Drug Treatment: Implications of the Drug-Centred Model.
  • p. 204
  • 14.
  • Myth of the Chemical Cure.
  • p. 217
  • Notes.
  • p. 225
  • References.
  • p. 228
  • Index.
  • p. 272
Control code
ocn184963084
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 278 p.
Isbn
9780230574311
Lccn
2007051221
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.

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