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  • Ordinarily Well: The Case for Antidepressants | Peter D. Kramer

    Ordinarily Well: The Case for Antidepressants

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Peter D. Kramer
    • Narrated By L. J. Ganser
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    In Ordinarily Well, celebrated psychiatrist and author Peter D. Kramer examines the growing controversy about the popular medications. A practicing doctor who trained as a psychotherapist and worked with pioneers in psychopharmacology, Kramer combines moving accounts of his patients' dilemmas with an eye-opening history of drug research to cast antidepressants in a new light.

    Drake says: "A Mind Changing Experience"
  • Listening to Prozac | Peter D. Kramer

    Listening to Prozac

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 30 mins)
    • By Peter D. Kramer
    • Narrated By Peter D. Kramer
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    Since it was introduce in 1987, the antidepressant Prozac has been prescribed to nearly five million Americans. But what is Prozac? Reported to turn shy people into social butterflies and to improve work performance, memory, even dexterity, Prozac has changed millions of troubled lives - but not without raising troubling questions of interest to anyone who has ever tried to improve his or her life.

  • Against Depression | Peter D. Kramer

    Against Depression

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Peter D. Kramer
    • Narrated By Peter D. Kramer
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    A decade ago, with his breakaway best seller, Listening to Prozac, Peter Kramer revolutionized the way we think about antidepressants and the culture in which they are so widely used. Now, he returns with a profound and original look at the condition those medications treat, depression. He asks: If we could eradicate depression so that no human being ever suffered it again, would we?

    Kathy says: "If you do know medical terminology"
  • Freud: Inventor of the Modern Mind (Eminent Lives) | Peter D. Kramer

    Freud: Inventor of the Modern Mind (Eminent Lives)

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Peter D. Kramer
    • Narrated By William Dufris
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    Referred to as "the father of psychoanalysis", Sigmund Freud is credited with championing the "talking cure" and charting the human unconscious. Both revered and reviled, he was a brilliant innovator but also a man of troubling contradictions, sometimes tyrannical, often misrepresenting the course and outcome of his treatments to make the "facts" match his theories.

    Daniel Hier says: "A fascinating alternative view of Freud"
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