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The Resource Ordinarily well : the case for antidepressants, Peter D. Kramer

Ordinarily well : the case for antidepressants, Peter D. Kramer

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Ordinarily well : the case for antidepressants
Title
Ordinarily well
Title remainder
the case for antidepressants
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Peter D. Kramer
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Language
eng
Summary
"Do antidepressants actually work, or are they just glorified dummy pills? How can we tell one way or the other?In Ordinarily Well, the celebrated psychiatrist and author Peter D. Kramer addresses the growing mistrust of antidepressants among the medical establishment and the broader public by taking the long view. He charts the history of the drugs' development and the research that tests their worth, from the Swiss psychiatrist Roland Kuhn's pioneering midcentury discovery of imipramine's antidepressant properties to recent controversial studies suggesting that medications like Prozac and Paxil may be no better than placebos in alleviating symptoms. He unpacks the complex "inside baseball" of psychiatry--statistics--and reveals the fascinating ways that clinical studies and their results can be combined, manipulated, and skewed toward a desired conclusion. All the while, Kramer never loses sight of the patients themselves. He writes with deep empathy about his own clinical encounters over the decades as he weighed treatments, analyzed trial results, and considered the idiosyncrasies each case presented. As Kramer sees it, we must respect human complexity and the value of psychotherapy without denying the truth--that depression is a serious and destructive illness that demands the most effective treatment available"--
Summary
"An eminent psychologist and writer discusses the value of antidepressant drugs"--
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10494653
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Kramer, Peter D
Dewey number
615.7/8
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Antidepressants
  • Antidepressants
  • Psychotropic drugs
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • Antidepressants
  • Antidepressants
  • Psychotropic drugs
Target audience
adult
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the case for antidepressants
Label
Ordinarily well : the case for antidepressants, Peter D. Kramer
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Includes index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn918995058
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9780374280673
Lccn
2015036472
Media category
unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)918995058
Label
Ordinarily well : the case for antidepressants, Peter D. Kramer
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn918995058
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9780374280673
Lccn
2015036472
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)918995058

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