9780465022007

The Emperor's New Drugs: Exploding the Antidepressant Myth

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  • ISBN13:

    9780465022007

  • ISBN10:

    0465022006

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 3/8/2011
  • Publisher: Perseus Books Group
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Summary

Irving Kirsch has the world doubting the efficacy of antidepressants. Based on fifteen years of research, The Emperor's New Drugsmakes an overwhelming case that what the medical community considered a cornerstone of psychiatric treatment is little more than a faulty consensus. But Kirsch does more than just criticize: He offers a path society can follow to stop popping pills and start proper treatment.

Author Biography

Irving Kirsch, a native of New York City, is a professor of psychology at the University of Hull, United Kingdom, as well as professor emeritus at the University of Connecticut. His research has been published in the British Medical Journal and covered in USA Today, the New York Times, Newsweek, and more. He currently lives in Hull.

Table of Contents

Brand Namesp. xi
Acknowledgementsp. xiii
Prefacep. 1
Listening to Prozac, but Hearing Placebop. 7
The 'Dirty Little Secret'p. 23
Countering the Criticsp. 54
The Myth of the Chemical Imbalancep. 81
The Placebo Effect and the Power of Beliefp. 101
How Placebos Workp. 131
Beyond Antidepressantsp. 149
Epiloguep. 177
Notesp. 182
Bibliographyp. 194
Indexp. 219
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