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Joanna Moncrieff

Joanna Moncrieff is a Professor of Critical and Social Psychiatry at University College London, and works as a consultant psychiatrist in the NHS in London. She researchers and writes about the over-use and misrepresentation of psychiatric drugs and about the history, politics and philosophy of psychiatry more generally. She led UK government-funded research on reducing and discontinuing antipsychotic drug treatment (the RADAR study), and collaborated on research to support antidepressant discontinuation. In the 1990s she co-founded the Critical Psychiatry Network to link up with other, like-minded psychiatrists. She is author of numerous papers and her books include A Straight Talking Introduction to Psychiatric Drugs Second edition (PCCS Books, 2020), The Bitterest Pills: The Troubling Story of Antipsychotic Drugs (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013) and The Myth of the Chemical Cure (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009). Her website is, Twitter handle @joannamoncrieff

5th International Mental Health Meeting of Romão de Sousa Foundation