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Before Prozac: The Troubled History of Mood Disorders in Psychiatry

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Psychiatry today is a barren tundra, writes medical historian Edward Shorter, where drugs that don't work are used to treat diseases that don't exist. In this provocative volume, Shorter illuminates this dismal landscape, in a revealing account of why psychiatry is "losing ground" in the struggle to treat depression. Naturally, the book looks at such culprits as the pharmaceutical industry, which is not inclined to market drugs once the patent expires, leading to the endless introduction of new--but not necessarily better- ...

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Before Prozac: The Troubled History of Mood Disorders in Psychiatry
2008, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780195368741

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