The Myth of the Chemical Cure

A Critique of Psychiatric Drug Treatment

  • Joanna Moncrieff

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About this book


This book overturns the idea that psychiatric drugs work by correcting chemical imbalance and analyzes the professional, commercial and political vested interests that have shaped this view. It provides a comprehensive critique of research on drugs including antidepressants, antipsychotics and mood stabilizers.


depression disease drug psychiatry research treatment

Authors and affiliations

  • Joanna Moncrieff
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mental Health SciencesUniversity College LondonUK
  2. 2.North East London Mental Health TrustUK

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