Reviews and Recommendations; July / August 2010; Scientific American Mind; by Nicole Branan; Melinda Moyer Wenner; Corey Binns; 2 Page(s)
The Emperor’s New Drugs: Exploding the Antidepressant Myth
by Irving Kirsch. Basic Books, 2010
Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, Effexor, Celexa. These popular antidepressants are effective—but their function arises mainly from the placebo effect. Psychologist Irving Kirsch arrived at this conclusion a few years ago after he and his colleagues took a thorough look at all the data from experiments with antidepressants.