Bipolar Medication Myths — Joanna Moncrieff MD


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Bipolar Medication Myths — Joanna Moncrieff

Is bipolar disorder a disease? Can medications like lithium correct chemical imbalances and stabilize mood? Do psychiatric drugs act completely differently on the brain than recreational drugs? UK psychiatrist Dr. Joanna Moncrieff, author of The Myth Of The Chemical Cure: A Critique of Psychiatric Drug Treatment, discusses how seeing psychiatric medications as treatments for disease misleads the public about how they actually work, and obscures their potential for abuse as tools of social control.

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Critical Psychiatry Network

Psychiatric Imperialism: The Medicalisation of Modern Living by Joanna Moncrieff, M.D.

More articles that explore the idea that a “chemical imbalance” can be cured by medications :

●  The chemical imbalance myth (mental health): by Chris Kresser

●  Chemical imbalance myth takes a big public fall (no, antidepressants do NOT correct an imbalance of serotonin, nor do other psychiatric drugs correct anything at all)

●  Depression is not a disease

●  “The chemical imbalance theory of mental disorders was disproven long ago”

●  Bipolar Medication Myths — Joanna Moncrieff MD

●  An Interview with Joanna Moncrieff: The Myth of the Chemical Cure

●  Biopsychiatry: a critique

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