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Kirsch, Irving, 1943-
The emperor's new drugs : exploding the antidepressant myth / Irving Kirsch
New York, NY : Basic Books, c2010
book jacket
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 4th Floor  RM332 .K57 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Antidepressants -- Effectiveness
Psychotropic drugs
Depression, Mental -- Treatment
Physical Description xiv, 226 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Note Published in 2009 by the Random House Group, Ltd. in the UK--t.p. verso
Includes bibliographical references (p. [194]-218) and index
Contents Listening to Prozac, but hearing placebo -- The "dirty little secret" -- Countering the critics -- The myth of the chemical imbalance -- The placebo effect and the power of belief -- How placebos work -- Beyond antidepressants
Summary Kirsch, a researcher and clinical psychologist, for years referred patients to psychiatrists to have their depression treated with drugs before deciding to investigate for himself just how effective the drugs actually were. His research has demonstrated that what everyone knew about antidepressants was wrong. Instead of treating depression with drugs, we've been treating it with suggestion

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