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5.0 out of 5 stars Money well spent !
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...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Who Wrote the Official Review?
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...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Money well spent !, July 31 2012
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Julie De Merchant (Guelph, Ontario, CA) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Emperor's New Drugs: Exploding the Antidepressant Myth (Paperback)
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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4.0 out of 5 stars A must read for anyone who is being prescribed antidepressant medication, Feb. 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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3.0 out of 5 stars Who Wrote the Official Review?, Dec 12 2009
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C. Morgan "Biblio-Diva" (Ontario Canada) - See all my reviews
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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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