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The Emperor's New Drugs: Exploding the Antidepressant Myth
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on July 31, 2012
In addition to exposing the myth of antidepressants, he explores the ramification of placebo, and goes into a descriptive narrative of its effects and how to properly measure its effects. I found the book very instructive and well paced. It is an excellent companion to Robert Whitaker's book "Anatomy of an Epidemic", which taken together, shake the foundations of modern psychiatric "treatment" - "a boat in need of sinking". This book makes me proud that he had the courage to face an multi-billion industry, whose premice is based on deceit.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on February 25, 2010
The author, a clinical psychologist and researcher, did not set out to do research on antidepressants but rather to research the "placebo effect".

The results are shocking. This book is a must read for anyone interested in antidepressants. At times humorous, at times a bit heavy on the research, but highly informative throughout.
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4 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on December 12, 2009
I want to make it clear that I have not read this book, but amazon does not seem to have a means to flag problems with its own content, other than images.
My issue here is that the "official" review is highly subjective and written in the first person, but is uncredited. Whoever it is is in complete agreement with the author. I want to know who reviewed it (and whether they are on the publisher's payroll?) and whether the book has any peer reviewed support.
This book is touted as an expose and controversial. This is an important topic and deserves more credible treatment.
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