Tag Archives: Joanna Moncrieff

Antidepressants can raise the risk of suicide – Sarah Knapton for the Telegraph

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/news/12126146/Antidepressants-can-raise-the-risk-of-suicide-biggest-ever-review-finds.html?utm_content=buffer3d1d3&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer We are deeply concerned at this service by the extent of public misinformation and baseless assumptions about the justification for, efficacy/side effects of and withdrawal consequences attached to these drugs – in children and adults. Many GPs appear ill informed and/or disingenuous … Continue reading

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Neutralising suffering: how the medicalisation of distress obliterates meaning and creates profit – Joanna Moncrieff

http://joannamoncrieff.com/2014/03/11/neutralising-suffering-how-the-medicalisation-of-distress-obliterates-meaning-and-creates-profit/ Important article by Joanna Moncrieff, an M.D. who writes and speaks extensively on this theme. ‘Drugs have now been starkly divided into the good and the bad: the prescribed medication which people must take however awful it makes them … Continue reading

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Depression: It’s Not Your Serotonin – Kelly Brogan

http://www.madinamerica.com/2014/12/depression-serotonin/ Click on the link for this useful article – and thanks to Mad in America, and Monica Cassani at http://www.beyondmeds.com for steering us to this. The writer does not herself any more use or find useful the language of … Continue reading

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Joanna Moncrieff: A Critique of Genetic Research on Schizophrenia

…or, as she subtitles it, ‘Expensive Castles in the Air’. Click on the link to http://www.beyondmeds.com (thank you, Monica) for a post on this with a link onwards to Joanna’s own site. Beyond Meds offers a vast treasure chest of … Continue reading

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C Shaw ‘Depression is not a Disease but an Indication that Human Consciousness needs to Change’

http://vocesdetierra.wordpress.com/2014/08/12/depression-is-not-a-disease-but-an-indication-that-human-consciousness-needs-to-change/ Interesting article dated 12 August from C Shaw. We’re not entirely on board with all of it (for example the reference to ‘depression’ as ‘chemical and emotional imbalance of the brain’ – see Joanna Moncrieff on this subject), but … Continue reading

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SLS · Colloquia · A Model Consent Form for Psychiatric Drug Treatment: David Cohen & David Jacobs

http://laingsociety.org/colloquia/polofdiagnosis/modelconsent.htm This is a powerful document, first written in 1991 and regularly updated, making its points with facts and a touch of irony. Clients who come to us are often taking or thinking of taking prescription psychiatric drugs. We seldom … Continue reading

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The Chemical Imbalance Theory of Depression: Joanna Moncrieff Click on the title for a useful article from Joanna Moncrieff on this subject. As she puts it:- ‘A long overdue debate is raging about the chemical imbalance theory of depression. Having … Continue reading

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