In his landmark bestseller Listening to Prozac, Peter Kramer revolutionized the way we think about antidepressants and the culture in which they are so widely used. Now Kramer offers a frank and unflinching look at the condition those medications treat: depression. Definitively refuting our notions of "heroic melancholy," he walks readers through groundbreaking new research—studies that confirm depression's status as a devastating disease and suggest pathways toward resilience. Thought-provoking and enlightening, Against Depression provides a bold revision of our understanding of mood disorder and promises hope to the millions who suffer from it.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - neurodrew - LibraryThing
As the author lectured on depression, after the success of his previous book “Listening to Prozac” he heard the question “What if Van Gogh had been on prozac?” many times. This prompted the current ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - worldsedge - LibraryThing
On balance a very solid work, though the author makes no bones that he is anything close to be objective when it comes to this topic. Of particular interest was the discussion the most recent ... Read full review