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Peter D. Kramer, M.D., is an American psychiatrist, former Marshall Scholar and faculty member of Brown Medical School specializing in the area of depression. He considers depression to be a serious illness with tangible physiological effects such as disorganizing the brain and disrupting the functioning of the cardiovascular system. He criticizes society for romanticizing depression in the same way that tuberculosis was once romanticized; these romantic notions involve claims of artistic sensitivity or of genius arising from depression.

Kramer's most notable book is Listening to Prozac (1993). This work was grounded in the observation that, treated with antidepressants, some patients reported feeling "better than well." This result led Kramer to consider the feasibility of "cosmetic psychopharmacology," the use of medication in healthy people to induce personality traits that are desired or socially rewarded. In the book, Kramer considers the consequences for medical ethics and critiques the tendency of the culture to reward particular personality styles, namely those characterized by energy and assertiveness. The book is commonly but mistakenly believed to argue for the use of the medication.

From 2005 through 2006, Kramer served as principal host of the public radio program The Infinite Mind. He reviews books frequently (Slate, Washington Post, New York Times Book Review) and is a member of the National Book Critics Circle.

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Total Books: 36
Ordinarily Well The Case for Antidepressants
2017 - Ordinarily Well the Case for Antidepressants (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780374536961
ISBN-10: 0374536961
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Medical Books
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Freud Inventor of the Modern Mind
2009 - Freud Inventor of the Modern Mind [Eminent Lives] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780061768897
ISBN-10: 0061768898
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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Against Depression
2006 - Against Depression (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780143036968
ISBN-10: 0143036963
Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Spectacular Happiness  A Novel
2001 - Spectacular Happiness a Novel (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780684864303
ISBN-10: 0684864304
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 1

Should You Leave Dilemmas of Intimacy
Should You Leave  A Psychiatrist Explores Intimacy and Autonomy--and the Nature of Advice
Listening to Prozac  A Psychiatrist Explores Antidepressant Drugs and the Remaking of the Self
Should You Leave A Psychiatrist Explores Intimacy and Autonomy -- and the Nature of Advice
Listening to Prozac The Landmark Book About Antidepressants and the Remaking of the Self Revised Edition
Should You Leave  A Psychiatrist Explores Intimacy and Autonomy and the Nature of Advice
Listening to Prozac
1994 - Listening to Prozac (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780140159400
ISBN-10: 0140159401
Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Moments of Engagement Intimate Psychotherapy in a Technological Age
1994 - Moments of Engagement Intimate Psychotherapy in a Technological Age (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780140237900
ISBN-10: 0140237909
Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting
  • Currently 4.7/5 Stars.
 3

Listening to Prozac
1994 - Listening to Prozac [Audio Cassette - Abridged] (Audio Cassette)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780671890124
ISBN-10: 0671890123
Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 2

Listening to Prozac  A Psychiatrist Explores Antidepressant Drugs and the Remaking of the Self
Spectacular Happiness
Spectacular Happiness (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780743216203
ISBN-10: 0743216202
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Should You Leave
Should You Leave (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780965678629
ISBN-10: 0965678628
Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 1

Escuchando al prozac
Escuchando Al Prozac (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788432247194
ISBN-10: 8432247197
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Conflictos de Pareja Recomendaciones de un Famoso Especialista Para Resolver Momentos de Crisis
Enfrentando a Depresso
Enfrentando a Depresso (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788506049198
ISBN-10: 8506049199
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