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Prof Joanna Moncrieff
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  • Professor of Critical and Social Psychiatry
  • Epidemiology & Applied Clinical Research
  • Division of Psychiatry
  • Faculty of Brain Sciences
Research Themes
Research Summary
My research consists of an analysis of all aspects of psychiatric drug treatment, including subjective experiences, history of drug treatment, a critique of evidence for drug treatments, theoretical perspectives on psychiatric drug treatment, and political aspects of drug treatment, including work on the influence of the pharmaceutical industry. I am also interested in the nature and function of diagnosis in modern psychiatric practice, and in the history, politics and philosophy of psychiatry more generally. I have written two books: The Myth of the Chemical Cure, published by Palgrave Macmillan http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?PID=283272 and A Straight Talking Introduction to Psychiatric Drugs, published by PCCs books http://www.pccs-books.co.uk/product.php?xProd=463&xSec=1&jssCart=951d6cfb50d466e4f830c58cadfd75d6
Teaching Summary
I am the course organiser for the UCL MRCPsych course (Royal College of Psychiatrists examinations course).
Academic Background
2004   Doctor of Medicine To be updated
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