Poetry Madness
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Interviews | March 17, 2014

Shawn Donley: IMG Peter Stark: The Powells.com Interview



Peter StarkIt's hard to believe that 200 years ago, the Pacific Northwest was one of the most remote and isolated regions in the world. In 1810, four years... Continue »
  1. $19.59 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$5.95
Used Mass Market
Usually ships in 5 to 7 business days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Qty Store Section
1 Remote Warehouse Psychology- Schizophrenia and Psychotic Disorders

More copies of this ISBN

Listening to Prozac

by

Listening to Prozac Cover

ISBN13: 9780140159400
ISBN10: 0140159401
Condition: Standard
All Product Details

Only 1 left in stock at $5.95!

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Over 5 million Americans have taken the antidepressant Prozac. Many have become more confident, popular, mentally nimble, and emotionally resilient. The author looks at evidence from a variety of disciplines — cellular biology, animal ethology, medical ethics, literature, & at his own patients stories — to explore the implication of drugs that reshape temperament. A major contribution to late 20th century psychiatry & an extraordinarily eloquent, provocative, & moving tale about ourselves. A fascinating & beautifully written overview of the biology & psychology of mood-state. A richly philosophical meditation upon the basic nature of human nature.

Review:

"Calling for an approach that combines psychotherapy with psychopharmacology, Kramer urges careful, studied use of Prozac with continuing attention given to the philosophical, moral and sociological issues its effectiveness raises." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Both Kramer's unequivocal endorsement of Prozac for the treatment of depression and the questions he raises about the use of drugs for mood alteration are controversial. A glossary would have been a useful addition for lay readers." Library Journal

Review:

"A wise and unflinching examination of the ramifications for society — and for the individual — when the capsule replaces the couch." Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

Peter D. Kramer, M.D., is a psychiatrist 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.

What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 1 comment:

Dainius, July 8, 2007 (view all comments by Dainius)
Reaches into philosophy though actually succeeds only until some self-help style thoughts. But they are really good. I liked it a lot. Do you need to be taking/taken SSRI or MAOI? Yes, it would be an advantage.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
(0 of 1 readers found this comment helpful)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140159400
Subtitle:
Explores Antidepressant Drugs and the Remaking of the Self
Author:
Kramer, Peter D.
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. :
Subject:
Ethics, Medical
Subject:
Fluoxetine
Subject:
Personality change
Subject:
Personality development
Subject:
General Psychology & Psychiatry
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
Issue 3
Publication Date:
1994
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
5 x 7 x 1 in 0.5 lb

Other books you might like

  1. Darkness Visible: A Memoir of Madness
    Used Trade Paper $4.50
  2. Conversation, Language, and... New Hardcover $58.95
  3. Asylums: Essays on the Social... Used Trade Paper $10.00
  4. The Evolving Self: Problem and... Used Trade Paper $10.95
  5. Talking back to prozac :what doctors... Used Hardcover $9.95
  6. Depression-Free for Life: An... Used Hardcover $9.95

Related Subjects

Listening to Prozac Used Mass Market
0 stars - 0 reviews
$5.95 In Stock
Product details 432 pages Penguin Books - English 9780140159400 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Calling for an approach that combines psychotherapy with psychopharmacology, Kramer urges careful, studied use of Prozac with continuing attention given to the philosophical, moral and sociological issues its effectiveness raises." Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "Both Kramer's unequivocal endorsement of Prozac for the treatment of depression and the questions he raises about the use of drugs for mood alteration are controversial. A glossary would have been a useful addition for lay readers."
"Review" by , "A wise and unflinching examination of the ramifications for society — and for the individual — when the capsule replaces the couch."
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.