De-Medicalizing Misery II

Society, Politics and the Mental Health Industry

  • Ewen Speed
  • Joanna Moncrieff
  • Mark Rapley

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Joanna Moncrieff, Mark Rapley, Sami Timimi
    Pages 76-88
  3. David Healy
    Pages 174-189
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 235-283

About this book


This book extends the critical scope of the previous volume, De-Medicalizing Misery, into a wider social and political context, developing the critique of the psychiatrization of Western society. It explores the contemporary mental health landscape and poses possible alternative solutions to the continuing issues of emotional distress.


Psychiatry mental health clinical psychology DSM 5 ADHD Bipolar depression mental health disorders mental illness diagnosis social critique psychiatric drugs social psychology attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) Bipolar Disorder cognition identity management morality neuroscience psychiatry psychosis resilience stress Therapeut trauma

Editors and affiliations

  • Ewen Speed
    • 1
  • Joanna Moncrieff
    • 2
  • Mark Rapley
    • 3
  1. 1.University of EssexUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.University College LondonUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.University of East LondonUnited Kingdom

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