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Prozac as a way of life, (ebook)

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Prozac as a way of life
Title
Prozac as a way of life
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Language
eng
Summary
Prozac and its chemical cousins, Paxil, Celexa, and Zoloft, are some of the most profitable and most widely used drugs in America. Their use in the treatment of a multitude of disorders--from generalized anxiety disorder and premenstrual syndrome to eating disorders and sexual compulsions--has provoked a whirlwind of public debate. Talk shows ask, Why is Prozac so popular? What, exactly, do these drugs treat? But sustained critical discussion among bioethicists and medical humanists has been surprisingly absent.The eleven essays in Prozac as a Way of Life provide the groundwork for a much-needed philosophical discussion of the ethical and cultural dimensions of the popularity of SSRI antidepressants. Focusing on the increasing use of medication as a means of self-enhancement, contributors from the fields of psychiatry, psychology, bioethics, and the medical humanities address issues of identity enhancement, the elasticity of psychiatric diagnosis, and the aggressive marketing campaigns of pharmaceutical companies. They do not question the fact that these antidepressants can, in some cases, provide great benefit to alleviate real suffering. What they do question is the abundant popularity of these drugs and that popularity's relationship to American culture and ideas of selfhood. Contributors:Tod Chambers, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, ChicagoDavid DeGrazia, George Washington UniversityJames C. Edwards, Furman UniversityCarl Elliott, University of Minnesota Center for BioethicsDavid Healy, University of Wales College of MedicineLaurence J. Kirmayer, McGill UniversityPeter D. Kramer, Brown UniversityErik Parens, The Hastings CenterLauren Slater, AfterCare Services, BostonSusan Squier, Pennsylvania State UniversityLaurie Zoloth, Northwestern University Center for Genetic Medicine, Chicago
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Midwest
Dewey number
616.85/27061
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1961-
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  • Elliott, Carl
  • Chambers, Tod
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Series statement
Studies in social medicine
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  • Fluoxetine
  • Personality change
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
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Prozac as a way of life, (ebook)
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multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781469617084
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(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11710214
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remote
Stock number
11710214
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MWT11710214
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Prozac as a way of life, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781469617084
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11710214
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11710214
System control number
MWT11710214
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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