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Listening to Prozac
Listening to Prozac
Author: Peter D. Kramer
In debating the proper uses of the antidepressant drug Prozac, a practicing psychiatrist explores what the personality-altering effects of such psychotherapeutic drugs reveal about intelligence and the nature of the self.
ISBN-13: 9780140159400
ISBN-10: 0140159401
Publication Date: 6/1/1994
Pages: 432
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  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 11 ratings
Publisher: Penguin Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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Not only a fascinating and beautifully written overview of the biology and psychology of mood-state, but a richly philosophical meditation upon the basic nature of human nature as well.
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This guy is the one who coined the phrase "cosmetic psychopharmacology", states he hasn't studied the side effects (this was written only 5 years after prozac came out), and is viewed by many as a shill for the pharmaceutical companies.
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Very good insight into Prozac's use as a personality altering drug as opposed to a cure.
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I no longer feel a stigma in taking Prozac. I realize it is a drug that can help me be the real me
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A very interesting & important overview of how Prozac and other psychotropic drugs re-shape personality.
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