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Listening to Prozac

Kramer, Peter D.

ISBN 10: 0670841838 / ISBN 13: 9780670841837
Published by Viking, NY, 1993
Used Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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A psychiatrist explores antidepressant drugs and the remaking of the self. Bookseller Inventory # 021954

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Title: Listening to Prozac

Publisher: Viking, NY

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition.

Book Type: Book

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A look at Prozac and other mood-altering drugs examines the implications of chemical modification of intelligence and personality and what the personality-altering effects of the drug tell us about the nature of character. 30,000 first printing. $30,000 ad/promo. Tour.

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Psychiatrist Peter Kramer's book Listening to Prozac created a sensation when it was released in 1993, and it remains the most fascinating look at the new generation of antidepressants. Kramer found that the changes in brain chemistry brought about by Prozac had a wide variety of effects, often giving users greater feelings of self-worth and confidence, less sensitivity to social rejection, and even a greater willingness to take risks. He cites cases of mildly depressed patients who took the drug and not only felt better but underwent remarkable personality transformations--which he (along with many of the book's readers) found disconcerting, leading him to question whether the medicated or unmedicated version was the person's "real" self. Kramer has been criticized for seeming to advocate Prozac over psychotherapy or as a way of achieving personality changes not directly related to the disease of depression, such as improving one's social confidence or job performance. In fact, he makes no such recommendations; he was simply the first popular writer to suggest that these changes might occur. (He answers those critics in the afterword to this 1997 edition.) For anyone considering taking antidepressants or wanting a better understanding of the effects these drugs are having on our society, Listening to Prozac is a very important book.

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