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Whatever your own opinion may be, I think you'll find this book offers a lot to think about.
Anyone whose life has been touched by SSRI medications will be intrigued by this book, and find something in it that speaks to them.
I was curious to see how Dr. Peter Kramer's magnificent essay of the mysteries of mood and matter had stood the test of time.
I'm a psychiatrist and I read this book in medical school. It's interesting. Not sure I agree with all of it, but I still will discuss the idea with patients when they're worried... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Bitey (the big one)
I like this book as it is informative for anyone who takes prosac as it's written by a person who has a lot of experience with clients who have taken prosac for a long time.Published 21 months ago by J. B. Hurst
At the time this book came out it was cutting edge. I read it years ago and still think about some of the questions that Peter Kramer raises such as what is personality and how do... Read morePublished on March 3, 2012 by Elizabeth Edwards
Prior to reading Kramer's now-classic ruminations on Prozac and its sibling drugs, I read Joseph Glenmullen's Prozac Backlash, a damning response to Kramer's work. Read morePublished on January 20, 2012 by J. Stensrude
I'm so glad I ignored the negative reviews and bought a copy. The book isn't just about Prozac, it's a well-written and insightful analysis of the human condition. Read morePublished on January 18, 2012 by English Dave
Everything you need to know about Prozac and the other modern "antidepressants" is NOT in this book. It's in Irving Kirsch's The Emperor's New Drugs (2010). Read morePublished on April 12, 2011 by Peter C. Dwyer
This book has a pro-psychiatric-medication bias, so it should be taken with a grain of salt. I recommend reading it along with others such as Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic... Read morePublished on March 4, 2011 by Kimball Whitaker
A manager applies for a promotion and he asks a psychiatrist for anti-depressants. Years before during a prolonged bout of severe depression, he took Prozac. Read morePublished on January 14, 2011 by Vincent Poirier
This is a dangerous book, because it implies that psychological problems, equated here with chemical imbalances, can be solved by drugs. Read morePublished on January 20, 2010 by Daniel Mackler