The Medicalisation Of Normality

John Naish investigates the use of prescription drugs to counteract mental disorders, many of which are simply any mental or social tendencies that fail to conform to perceived norms.

As knowledge of the chemistry of the brain expands, are we losing the ability to cope with people who are different and are drug companies pushing this trend as a way of expanding the market for their products?

The programme hears the views of drug designers, patients and philosophers in an effort to reach a consensus on a drug-directed future.

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John Naish investigates the use of prescription drugs to counteract mental disorders, many of which are simply any mental or social tendencies that fail to conform to perceived norms.

As knowledge of the chemistry of the brain expands, are we losing the ability to cope with people who are different and are drug companies pushing this trend as a way of expanding the market for their products?

The programme hears the views of drug designers, patients and philosophers in an effort to reach a consensus on a drug-directed future.