Critical psychiatry: a brief overview

  title={Critical psychiatry: a brief overview},
  author={Hugh Middleton and Joanna Moncrieff},
  journal={BJPsych Advances},
  pages={47 - 54}
SUMMARY Critical psychiatry has often been confused with what is widely known as ‘anti-psychiatry’. In this article the distinction is clarified and the particular contribution critical psychiatry makes is outlined. That contribution is constructive criticism: of the relationship between medicine and mental health practice, of the way drug and psychotherapeutic treatments for mental health difficulties might be better understood. These have implications for everyday clinical practice and there… 
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