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.
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.
Very good insight into Prozac's use as a personality altering drug as opposed to a cure.
Listening to Prozac
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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
A very interesting & important overview of how Prozac and other psychotropic drugs re-shape personality.
National bestseller, a psychiatrist explores antidepressant drugs and the remaking of the self. Trade sized soft cover book, fairly thick.
An easy to read study of the ethical aspects of antidepressants in todays world.