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Author Kirsch, Irving, 1943-

Title The emperor's new drugs : exploding the antidepressant myth / Irving Kirsch

Publ Info New York, N.Y. : Basic Books, [2010]
 CCE Main Collection  RM332 K57 2010    AVAILABLE
 CCRI-Lincoln  RM332 .K57 2010    AVAILABLE
 CCRI-Warwick  RM332 .K57 2010    AVAILABLE
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 URI  RM332 K57 2010    AVAILABLE
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Descript xiv, 226 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Originally published: London : Bodley Head, 2009
Includes bibliographical references (p. [182]-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
Note 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
LC subject Antidepressants -- Effectiveness
Psychotropic drugs
Mesh Subject Antidepressive Agents
Depression -- drug therapy
ISBN 9780465020164