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Let Them Eat Prozac: The Unhealthy Relationship Between the Pharmaceutical Industry and Depression (Disease and Desire) Hardcover – 30 Jun 2004

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  • Hardcover: 351 pages
  • Publisher: New York University Press (30 Jun. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0814736696
  • ISBN-13: 978-0814736692
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.4 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
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Review

"The author is an excellent historian who offers a gripping interpretation of the role of the pharmaco-industrial complex in the introduction of SSRIs. His recommendation for a funded agency that would carefully evaluate the benefits and harms of marketed drugs is a superb idea and much needed."

"Physicians should be aware of Let Them Eat Prozac." - "JAMA"

"A compelling story about mystery, deception, death, disappointment, vindication, and uncertainty." - "The American Psychological Association"

"Let Them Eat Prozac is a double-pronged exploration, first of the SSRI drugs used to treat depression, and second of the drug industry." - "Publishers Weekly"

"Healy confirms his status as one longtime thorn in the side of big drug companies, recounting how he was initially enthusiastic about SSRIs but eventually grew concerned about their side effects." - "Psychology Today"

aStirring firsthand account of the SSRI wars. . . . Healy is a distinguished research and practicing psychiatrist, university professor, frequent expert witness, former secretary of the British Association for Psychopharmacology, and author of three books in the field. Instead of shrinking from commercial involvement, he has consulted for, run clinical trials for, and at times even testified for most of the major drug firms. But when he pressed for answers to awkward questions about side effects, he personally felt Big Pharma's power to bring about a closing of ranks against troublemakers. That experience among others has left him well prepared to puncture any illusions about the companies' benevolence or scruples.a - "New York Review of Books"

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""Let Them Eat Prozac" is a double-pronged exploration, first of the SSRI drugs used to treat depression, and second of the drug industry."
)-("Publishers Weekly"), ()

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"A compelling story about mystery, deception, death, disappointment, vindication, and uncertainty."
)-("The American Psychological Association"), ()

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"Healy confirms his status as one longtime thorn in the side of big drug companies, recounting how he was initially enthusiastic about SSRIs but eventually grew concerned about their side effects."
)-("Psychology Today"), ()

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"Physicians should be aware of "Let Them Eat Prozac"."
)-("JAMA"), ()

(

&8220;Stirring firsthand account of the SSRI wars. . . . Healy is a distinguished research and practicing psychiatrist, university professor, frequent expert witness, former secretary of the British Association for Psychopharmacology, and author of three books in the field. Instead of shrinking from commercial involvement, he has consulted for, run clinical trials for, and at times even testified for most of the major drug firms. But when he pressed for answers to awkward questions about side effects, he personally felt Big Pharma's power to bring about a closing of ranks against troublemakers. That experience among others has left him well prepared to puncture any illusions about the companies' benevolence or scruples."
)-("New York Review of Books"), ()

"Healy confirms his status as one longtime thorn in the side of big drug companies, recounting how he was initially enthusiastic about SSRIs but eventually grew concerned about their side effects."
-"Psychology Today",

&8220;Stirring firsthand account of the SSRI wars. . . . Healy is a distinguished research and practicing psychiatrist, university professor, frequent expert witness, former secretary of the British Association for Psychopharmacology, and author of three books in the field. Instead of shrinking from commercial involvement, he has consulted for, run clinical trials for, and at times even testified for most of the major drug firms. But when he pressed for answers to awkward questions about side effects, he personally felt Big Pharma's power to bring about a closing of ranks against troublemakers. That experience among others has left him well prepared to puncture any illusions about the companies' benevolence or scruples."
-"New York Review of Books",

"Physicians should be aware of "Let Them Eat Prozac"."
-"JAMA",

"A compelling story about mystery, deception, death, disappointment, vindication, and uncertainty."
-"The American Psychological Association",

""Let Them Eat Prozac" is a double-pronged exploration, first of the SSRI drugs used to treat depression, and second of the drug industry."
-"Publishers Weekly",

"A compelling story about mystery, deception, death, disappointment, vindication, and uncertainty."
-"The American Psychological Association"

"Physicians should be aware of "Let Them Eat Prozac.""
-"JAMA"

"Healy confirms his status as one longtime thorn in the side of big drug companies, recounting how he was initially enthusiastic about SSRIs but eventually grew concerned about their side effects."
-"Psychology Today"

""Let Them Eat Prozac" is a double-pronged exploration, first of the SSRI drugs used to treat depression, and second of the drug industry."
-"Publishers Weekly"

A compelling story about mystery, deception, death, disappointment, vindication, and uncertainty.
-"The American Psychological Association""

Physicians should be aware of "Let Them Eat Prozac."
-"JAMA""

Healy confirms his status as one longtime thorn in the side of big drug companies, recounting how he was initially enthusiastic about SSRIs but eventually grew concerned about their side effects.
-"Psychology Today""

&8220;Stirring firsthand account of the SSRI wars. . . . Healy is a distinguished research and practicing psychiatrist, university professor, frequent expert witness, former secretary of the British Association for Psychopharmacology, and author of three books in the field. Instead of shrinking from commercial involvement, he has consulted for, run clinical trials for, and at times even testified for most of the major drug firms. But when he pressed for answers to awkward questions about side effects, he personally felt Big Pharma s power to bring about a closing of ranks against troublemakers. That experience among others has left him well prepared to puncture any illusions about the companies' benevolence or scruples.
-"New York Review of Books""

"Let Them Eat Prozac" is a double-pronged exploration, first of the SSRI drugs used to treat depression, and second of the drug industry.
-"Publishers Weekly""

Healy confirms his status as one longtime thorn in the side of big drug companies, recounting how he was initially enthusiastic about SSRIs but eventually grew concerned about their side effects.
-Psychology Today

"

Physicians should be aware of Let Them Eat Prozac.
-JAMA

"

Let Them Eat Prozac is a double-pronged exploration, first of the SSRI drugs used to treat depression, and second of the drug industry.
-Publishers Weekly

"

A compelling story about mystery, deception, death, disappointment, vindication, and uncertainty.
-The American Psychological Association

"

-Healy confirms his status as one longtime thorn in the side of big drug companies, recounting how he was initially enthusiastic about SSRIs but eventually grew concerned about their side effects.-
-Psychology Today



-Physicians should be aware of Let Them Eat Prozac.-
-JAMA



-Let Them Eat Prozac is a double-pronged exploration, first of the SSRI drugs used to treat depression, and second of the drug industry.-
-Publishers Weekly



-A compelling story about mystery, deception, death, disappointment, vindication, and uncertainty.-
-The American Psychological Association



&8220;Stirring firsthand account of the SSRI wars. . . . Healy is a distinguished research and practicing psychiatrist, university professor, frequent expert witness, former secretary of the British Association for Psychopharmacology, and author of three books in the field. Instead of shrinking from commercial involvement, he has consulted for, run clinical trials for, and at times even testified for most of the major drug firms. But when he pressed for answers to awkward questions about side effects, he personally felt Big Pharma's power to bring about a closing of ranks against troublemakers. That experience among others has left him well prepared to puncture any illusions about the companies' benevolence or scruples.-
-New York Review of Books

Review

“Healy confirms his status as one longtime thorn in the side of big drug companies, recounting how he was initially enthusiastic about SSRIs but eventually grew concerned about their side effects.”

-Psychology Today



“Physicians should be aware of Let Them Eat Prozac.”

-JAMA



Let Them Eat Prozac is a double-pronged exploration, first of the SSRI drugs used to treat depression, and second of the drug industry.”

-Publishers Weekly



“A compelling story about mystery, deception, death, disappointment, vindication, and uncertainty.”

-The American Psychological Association



&8220;Stirring firsthand account of the SSRI wars. . . . Healy is a distinguished research and practicing psychiatrist, university professor, frequent expert witness, former secretary of the British Association for Psychopharmacology, and author of three books in the field. Instead of shrinking from commercial involvement, he has consulted for, run clinical trials for, and at times even testified for most of the major drug firms. But when he pressed for answers to awkward questions about side effects, he personally felt Big Pharma’s power to bring about a closing of ranks against troublemakers. That experience among others has left him well prepared to puncture any illusions about the companies' benevolence or scruples.”

-New York Review of Books

--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Format: Hardcover
I work as a psychiatrist in an ambulatory clinic treating mainly depressive and anxious patients. Mr Healy's books are always well informed and an interesting read. You get information from inside the pharmacological bussisness first hand by somebody who really knows about the state of the art and the history of psychopharmacology. And you are reminded that a lot of the stuff that even specialists consider to be clinically proven is rather the product of the latest media campaign of the pharmacological industry. Highly recomanded.
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A marvellous book dealing with the over prescription and lack of reliable research on the SSRI's. Their efficacy is still questionable but side effects can be disasterous for patients. a very brave book, considering the influence the drug business has.
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I love this book. It has helped me so much to keep perspective and see the bigger picture. David Healy is a well-qualified insider. He really knows his stuff and what he is talking about and it is also quite an exciting read following the history of SSRIs and going through various test cases. He really clearly explains a lot of things about SSRIs and debunks myths. He has been a writer for the pharmaceutical industry and an expert witness and a university professor. My 22 year old son had bad reactions to an SSRI a month ago. He was depressed and was put on SSRI. After being put on it he started punching the walls, slashing his wrists, etc. This went on for a month and a half and culminated in him taking an overdose and spending 2 days on a drip. I realised after reading this book that his actions were due to the SSRIs he was on. He was depressed to start with but the SSRIs made it much worse and made him more likely to act out. Since the overdose he is no longer on SSRIs and is much better. Still a bit down at times but not a self-harming zombie. Been to see the psychiatrist a couple of times since the overdose and having read this has helped me to support him to NOT go back on any meds. They wanted him to try another SSRI and then when I said I didn't think it was a good idea they tried to prescribe him an anti-psychotic to help him sleep at night, and the psych said don't get yourself worried reading the patient info sheet. This was a prescription for Seroquel! Did a bit of research into that and no thank you! My son is now on St Johns Wort and nutritional supplements and doing much better. The whole issue of SSRIs does make me so angry when I read about suicides etc. The adverse reactions are far more common than reported because most do not reach 'official adverse effect' status because the health care providers are in such denial about the problems that can happen. Thank you David Healy for writing this life saving, life changing book!
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Very interesting and researched fact based study of how simple ignorance (of GP) combined with a desire from profit (from big pharma) can combined into a lethal cocktails.

The positive being that with a little bit of luck popping a pill will have no greater effect that alternative therapies (ie placebo effect)and will not make you jump through the window. What is becoming clearer and clearer is that these drugs might only provides effects beyond placebo for few people, who are these lucky few? nobody knows...
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