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    DescriptionIrving Kirsch has the world doubting the efficacy of antidepressants. Based on fifteen years of research, The Emperor's New Drugs makes an overwhelming case that what the medical community considered a cornerstone of psychiatric treatment is little more than a faulty consensus. But Kirsch does more than just criticize: He offers a path society can follow to stop popping pills and start proper treatment.

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    Emperor's New Drugs
    Exploding the Antidepressant Myth
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Irving Kirsch
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 218 g
    ISBN 13: 9780465022007
    ISBN 10: 0465022006

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Ingram Subject Code: PI
    Libri: I-PI
    BIC E4L: SCP
    BIC subject category V2: PDZ
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Merchandise Category: SCI
    B&T General Subject: 670
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26720
    BIC subject category V2: MMGW
    BISAC V2.8: PSY020000, MED071000
    BIC subject category V2: KNDP
    BISAC V2.8: MED105020
    B&T Approval Code: A67263000
    BISAC V2.8: PSY049000
    DC22: 615, 615.78, 615/.78
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: RM332 .K57 2010
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Approval Code: A68205000
    Thema V1.0: KND, MKGW, PDZ
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    The Perseus Books Group
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    31 March 2011
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Irving Kirsch, Ph.D., a native of New York City, is a professor of psychology at the University of Hull, United Kingdom, as well as professor emeritus at the University of Connecticut. He lives in Hull, England.
    Review quote
    "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 "Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy" "A beautifully written, profoundly important book." Druin Burch, author of "Taking the Medicine" "A terrific account of how optimism, greed and scientific incompetence have misled us about the nature of depression and the drugs we throw at it." "Psychology Today" "["The Emperor's New Drugs"] absolutely dismantles the case for antidepressants as a pharmacologically effective treatment." "Publishers Weekly" "Writing with a broad audience in mind, Kirsch expands on this important topic in a lively style with clear, cogent explanations of the science involved, and many examples of the differences between solid and flawed research. The result is a fa