Month: March 2015

Neutralising suffering: how the medicalisation of distress obliterates meaning and creates profit.

Originally posted on Joanna Moncrieff:
People have used psychoactive substances to dull and deaden pain, misery and suffering since time immemorial, but only recently, in the last few decades, have people been persuaded that what they are doing in this situation is rightly thought of as taking a remedy for an underlying disease. The spread…