Before Prozac: The Troubled History of Mood Disorders in Psychiatry

Before Prozac: The Troubled History of Mood Disorders in Psychiatry

by Edward Shorter
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195368746

ISBN-13: 9780195368741

Pub. Date: 10/28/2008

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

In this volume, Shorter presents a revealing account of why psychiatry is 'losing ground' in the struggle to treat depression. It focuses on an unexpected villain - the FDA, the very agency charged with ensuring drug safety and effectiveness. Shorter describes how the FDA permits companies to test new products only against placebo.  See more details below

Overview

In this volume, Shorter presents a revealing account of why psychiatry is 'losing ground' in the struggle to treat depression. It focuses on an unexpected villain - the FDA, the very agency charged with ensuring drug safety and effectiveness. Shorter describes how the FDA permits companies to test new products only against placebo.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195368741
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/28/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
1,230,621
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Main Drug Classes Discussed in Before Prozac

1 Introduction 3

2 Before Psychopharmacology 11

3 The First Drug Set 34

4 Power Play 73

5 Killer Drugs! 95

6 Death Sentences 126

7 "The Plague of Affective Disorders" 150

8 Losing Ground 169

9 What Now? 208

Glossary 215

Notes 229

Acknowledgment 289

Index 291

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