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Antidepressant Era

ISBN-10: 0674039580

ISBN-13: 9780674039582

Edition: 1997

Authors: David Healy

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In this work Healy chronicles the history of psychopharmacology, from the discovery of chlorpromazine in 1951, to current battles over whether powerful chemical compounds should replace psychotherapy. The marketing of antidepressants is included.
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Book details

List price: $33.50
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 11/15/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

David Healy is a professor of psychiatry and the director of the North Wales Department of Psychological Medicine at Cardiff University. He is the author of several books on the history of psychopharmaceuticals, including Let Them Eat Prozac, The Antidepressant Era, and The Creation of Psychopharmacology.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Of Illness, Disease, and Remedies
The Discovery of Antidepressants
Other Things Being Equal
The Trials of Therapeutic Empiricism
A Pleasing Look of Truth
The Luke Effect
From Oedipus to Osheroff
Postscript
Current Major Physical Treatments for Depression
Notes
Index