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Blue dreams : the science and the story of the drugs that changed our minds

Author: Lauren Slater
Publisher: New York : Back Bay Books/Little, Brown and Company, 2019. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Back Bay paperback editionView all editions and formats
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Explores the discovery, invention, science, and people behind today's major psychotropic drugs, from the earliest, Thorazine and Lithium, through Prozac and Ecstasy, to today's most cutting-edge memory drugs and neural implants.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lauren Slater
ISBN: 9780316370622 0316370622
OCLC Number: 1039683428
Description: xvii, 397 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Thorazine: Awake! --
Lithium : a salted stone --
Early antidepressants : the three-ringed molecule and the psychic energizer --
SSRIs : the birth of Prozac --
Placebos : the dancing disease --
Psilocybin (magic mushrooms) : God's flesh --
MDMA (Ecstasy) : the marriage medicine --
PKMzeta/ZIP (memory drugs) : the spotless mind --
Deep brain stimulation : who holds the clicker? --
Epilogue: Where we're headed.
Responsibility: Lauren Slater.

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Explores the discovery, invention, science, and people behind today's major psychotropic drugs, from the earliest, Thorazine and Lithium, through Prozac and Ecstasy, to today's most cutting-edge memory drugs and neural implants.

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