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Prof Joanna Moncrieff

Prof Joanna Moncrieff

Professor of Critical and Social Psychiatry

Division of Psychiatry

Faculty of Brain Sciences

Joined UCL
15th Oct 2001

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).

Education

To be updated
Doctorate, Doctor of Medicine | 2004
Publications