Joanna Moncrieff

Joanna Moncrieff is a Reader in Critical and Social Psychiatry at University College London, and works as a consultant in community psychiatry in London, UK. She has researched and written about theories of drug action, the subjective experience of taking psychiatric drugs, decision making, the history of drug treatment and the history, politics and philosophy of psychiatry more generally. She is currently leading a UK government-funded study of antipsychotic reduction and discontinuation. She is one of the founders and the co-chair person of the Critical Psychiatry Network. She is author of numerous papers and several books including The Bitterest Pills: The Troubling Story of Antipsychotic Drugs; The Myth of the Chemical Cure (Palgrave Macmillan); A Straight Talking Introduction to Psychiatric Drugs (PCCS publishers).