• RRP: £39.99
  • You Save: £4.00 (10%)
FREE Delivery in the UK.
In stock.
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
The Myth of the Chemical ... has been added to your Basket
+ £0.00 delivery
Used: Good | Details
Sold by eStockBay uk
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: We are committed to providing each customer with the highest standard of customer service. All books are picked, packed and dispatched from the United Kingdom.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 3 images

The Myth of the Chemical Cure: A Critique of Psychiatric Drug Treatment Paperback – 4 Dec 2007

4.3 out of 5 stars 20 customer reviews

See all 10 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
£29.99 £23.52
Note: This item is eligible for click and collect. Details
Pick up your parcel at a time and place that suits you.
  • Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
  • Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
How to order to an Amazon Pickup Location?
  1. Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
  2. Dispatch to this address when you check out
Learn more
click to open popover

Special offers and product promotions

  • Buy this product and stream 90 days of Amazon Music Unlimited for free. E-mail after purchase. Conditions apply. Learn more

Frequently bought together

  • The Myth of the Chemical Cure: A Critique of Psychiatric Drug Treatment
  • +
  • Cracked: Why Psychiatry is Doing More Harm Than Good
  • +
  • The Myth of Mental Illness: Foundations of a Theory of Personal Conduct
Total price: £53.95
Buy the selected items together

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
    Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.


Product details

  • Paperback: 292 pages
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan; 2008 edition (4 Dec. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0230574327
  • ISBN-13: 978-0230574328
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.5 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 20 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 391,326 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

  • See Complete Table of Contents

Product description


Shortlisted for the 2009 Mind Book of the Year

'A revolutionary book written with the calm assurance of someone who knows her subject matter – and the people involved - extremely well. Essential reading for anyone interested in mental health.' - Dorothy Rowe, www.dorothyrowe.com.au

'This is a sober and thoughtful book. I found it very engaging and worth the effort to be better informed about a subject that affects many of our clients and impinges on our professional lives as therapists.'
- Existential Analysis (Society for Existential Analysis)

'...Joanna Moncrieff, a practising psychiatrist and academic, has produced a devastating critique of the use of psychiatric drugs...This courageous book has the potential to revolutionise psychiatric practice and the care of people with many forms of mental distress. Many in the therapy professions will, I am sure, celebrate its message.'
- Rachel Freeth, Therapy Today

'This book does what it says on the cover. It is a concise, powerful, well-referenced and well-constructed critique of psychiatric drug treatment...If I had the power to, I would make it essential reading on all counselling and psychotherapy trainings.'
- Pete Sanders, Healthcare Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal
'It should be compulsory reading for any person who thinks that people's behaviours and experiences are caused by chemical imbalances in their brain and that psychiatric medications treat these imbalances – psychiatrists, other professionals and people who are taking or considering taking these drugs...Read and share the book and speak out….come on - the emperor has no clothes!' - Guy Holmes, Journal of Critical Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy
'This remarkable book should be required reading...as the author exposes misconceptions and assumptions about biological mental illness...[it] is far from one-sided, and argues that rather than discarding drugs we should use them properly and concentrate on their effects rather than upon traditional but ultimately unscientific assumptions.' - Stuart Sorensen, Community Care
'This is a book that should change psychiatry forever.' Mental Health

Book Description

This controversial book refutes the idea that psychiatric drugs are thought to work, and examines how vested interests have shaped this idea

See all Product description

20 customer reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars

Review this product

Share your thoughts with other customers

Read reviews that mention

29 August 2014
Verified Purchase
16 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
21 April 2011
Verified Purchase
12 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
15 April 2014
Verified Purchase
2 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
24 November 2014
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
21 March 2010
Verified Purchase
49 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
14 August 2013
Verified Purchase
2 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
19 August 2015
Verified Purchase
29 April 2015
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Comment Report abuse

Would you like to see more reviews about this item?