Joanna Moncrieff

Joanna Moncrieff

Division of Psychiatry at University College London

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last updated 5/4/2017

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Division of Psychiatry - University College London

Editorial Board - Psychosis

Co-Editor - Voices Vic





Practising Consultant Psychiatrist - North East London Foundation Trust

Member - Asylum Magazine

Co-Founder - Critical Psychiatry Network

Founder Member and Co-Chair - the…See More

Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist - NE London Mental Health NHS Trust

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News | Jacqui Dillon - Part 6

Contributors include Peter Beresford, Mary Boyle, John Cromby, Jacqui Dillon, Dave Harper, Eleanor Longden, Midlands Psychology group, Joanna Moncrieff, David Pilgrim, Phil Thomas and Jan Wallcraft.
Co-edited with Mark Rapley and Joanna Moncrieff. JOANNA MONCRIEFF is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mental Health Sciences at University College London, UK and a Practising Consultant Psychiatrist at the North East London Foundation Trust. She has spent her academic career re-evaluating the nature and efficacy of psychiatric drugs and exploring the history and politics of psychiatry. She is the co-chair of the Critical Psychiatry Network, and has campaigned against the dominance of the biomedical approach to psychiatry, the extension of psychiatric coercion and the influence of the pharmaceutical industry, in alliance with service user groups. She is the author of The Myth of the Chemical Cure (Palgrave Macmillan), A Straight Talking Introduction to Psychiatric Drugs, and numerous papers and book chapters.

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November, 2017 | Protect Mass Children

Dr Joanna Moncrieff, Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry at University College London, said: It really is high time that it had been stated obviously that the serotonin imbalance theory of unhappiness is not supported by the scientific evidence or by expert opinion.

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Dr Joanna Moncrieff, senior lecturer at University College London's department of psychiatry and behavioural sciences, has conducted research suggesting that anti-depressants may not be much more effective than giving people dummy drugs.

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