Prozac on the Couch Prescribing Gender in the Era of Wonder Drugs

ISBN-10: 0822335247
ISBN-13: 9780822335245
Edition: 2005
List price: $25.95
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Description: 'Prozac on the Couch' traces the notion of 'pills for everyday worries' from the 1950s to the early 21st century, through psychiatric and medical journals, popular magazine articles, pharmaceutical advertisements and the popular autobiographical  More...

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Book details

List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 4/20/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.90" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

'Prozac on the Couch' traces the notion of 'pills for everyday worries' from the 1950s to the early 21st century, through psychiatric and medical journals, popular magazine articles, pharmaceutical advertisements and the popular autobiographical 'Prozac Narratives'.

Jonathan M. Metzl is Associate Professor in the Women’s Studies Department and the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan, where he also directs the program in culture, Health, and medicine. He is the author of Prozac on the Couch: Prescribing Gender in the Era of Wonder Drugs and Protest Psychosis: How Schizophrenia Became a Black Disease.

List of Figures
Acknowledgments
List of Abbreviations
Introduction: The Freud of Prozac
The Name of the Father, the Place of the Medication: A Brief History of Psychiatry, 1955-2002
Anxiety, the Crisis of Psychoanalysis, and the Miltown Resolution, 1955-60
The Gendered Psychodynamics of Pharmaceutical Advertising, 1964-97
Prozac and the Pharmacokinetics of Narrative Form, 1994-2002
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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