The Bitterest Pills

The Troubling Story of Antipsychotic Drugs

  • Joanna Moncrieff

About this book


A challenging reappraisal of the history of antipsychotics, revealing how they were transformed from neurological poisons into magical cures, their benefits exaggerated and their toxic effects minimized or ignored.


antipsychotics neuroleptics pharmaceutical industry building drugs epidemic history history of literature history of mathematics Lemma research story

Authors and affiliations

  • Joanna Moncrieff
    • 1
  1. 1.University College LondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2013
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social Sciences Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-27743-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-27744-2
  • About this book