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The Emperor's New Drugs - by Irving Kirsch (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 226

Genre: Medical

Sub-Genre: Psychiatry

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Basic Books (AZ)

Age Range: Adult

Book theme: Psychopharmacology

Author: Irving Kirsch

Language: English

Street Date: March 8, 2011
TCIN: 77263249
UPC: 9780465022007
Item Number (DPCI): 247-53-1682
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported

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New Scientist
"[Kirsch's] case that the drugs' benefits are due to placebo and enhanced placebo effect is fascinating and demands urgent research...Clearly, it's time for a big rethink of what constitutes mental illness and about how to treat it."

Literary Review (UK)
"[B]rilliantly subversive... a fascinating and disturbing book."

Kelly Lambert, PhD, Professor of Psychology, Randolph-Macon College; President, International Behavioral Neuroscience Society; Author of Lifting Depression
"Considering the crude and nonspecific therapies that have been historically available for depression, the thought of a pill acting as an effective agent against the tumultuous symptoms of this disease was appealing to everyone in the mental health industry. But, as Irving Kirsch points out in this provocative and informative treatise, The Emperor's New Drugs, this dream ultimately turned out to be a fairy tale. There was no prince of healing to provide the promised relief for patients. Kudos to Dr. Kirsch for his impressive scientific investigative reporting described in this book, forcing our attention away from the fairy tale and toward the reality of more effective treatment strategies for depression."

David D. Burns, author of

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