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Before Prozac : the troubled history of mood disorders in psychiatry

Author: Edward Shorter
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
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Psychiatry today is a barren tundra, writes medical historian Edward Shorter, where drugs that don't work are used to treat diseases that don't exist. In this provocative volume, Shorter illuminates this dismal landscape, in a revealing account of why psychiatry is "losing ground" in the struggle to treat depression. Naturally, the book looks at such culprits as the pharmaceutical industry, which is not inclined to  Read more...
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Shorter, Edward.
Before Prozac.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009
(DLC) 2008008082
(OCoLC)212399908
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Shorter
ISBN: 9780199709335 0199709335 1281825980 9781281825988
OCLC Number: 299368559
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 304 p.)
Contents: Before psychopharmacology --
The first drug set --
Power play --
Killer drugs! --
Death sentences --
"The plague of affective disorders" --
Losing ground --
What now?
Responsibility: Edward Shorter.
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In this volume, Shorter presents a revealing account of why psychiatry is 'losing ground' in the struggle to treat depression. It focuses on an unexpected villain - the FDA, the very agency charged  Read more...

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