Cover of: Better than Prozac | Samuel H. Barondes

Better than Prozac

Creating the next generation of psychiatric drugs

Published by Oxford University Press in USA .
Written in English.

About the Book

Every day millions of people take psychiatric drugs. In Better Than Prozac Samuel Barondes considers the benefits and limitations of Prozac, Ritalin, Valium, Risperdal, and other widely used medications and the ways that superior ones are being created. In tracing the early history of these drugs Barondes describes the accidental observations that led to their discovery and their great impact on our view of mental illness. He goes on to show how their unexpected therapeutic effects were attributed to their influence on neurotransmitters thatcarry signals in the brain and how this guided their improvement. But Barondes reminds us that, like the originals, current psychiatric drugs don't always work, and often have negative side effects. Furthermore, none were crafted as remedies for known brain abnormalities...

First Sentence

Every morning, after breakfast, Clara takes a psychiatric drug.

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OL7390013M
Internet Archive
betterthanprozac00baro
ISBN 10
0195151305
ISBN 13
9780195151305
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134573
Goodreads
1089573
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