Listening to Prozac by Peter D. Kramer
A Psychiatrist Explores Antidepressant Drugs and the Remaking of the Self

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A look at Prozac and other mood-altering drugs examines the implications of chemical modification of intelligence and personality and what the personality-altering effects of the drug tell us about the nature of character. 30,000 first printing. $30,000 ad/promo. Tour.

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Peter D. Kramer, M.D., recently named host of the national, weekly public radio series, The Infinite Mind, is "possibly the best-known psychiatrist in America," as The New York Times put it. Peter Kramer received his M.D. from Harvard and is the best-selling author of Listening to Prozac, Should You Leave?, Spectacular Happiness, and Moments of Engagement. His latest book, Against Depression, will be published in May 2005. In 2004, two programs of The Infinite Mind hosted by Kramer won top media awards: a Gracie Allen Award from the American Women in Radio and Television for an examination of "Domestic Violence" and a National Mental Health Association Media Award for "Between Two Worlds: Mental Health for Immigrants. Kramer has written for The New York Times Magazine and The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post Book Review, The Washington Post, the (London) Times Literary Supplement and U.S. News & World Report, among other publications. He lives in Providence, Rhode Island, where he is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown University, and has a private practice. Visit Dr. Peter D. Kramer on the web: The Infinite Mind:
Published September 1, 1997 by Penguin USA. 448 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Professional & Technical, Science & Math, Self Help, Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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What he explores instead are the far-reaching implications of the generally positive changes in temperament triggered by Prozac and other drugs prescribed to relieve anxiety and depression, and what these medications have taught us about how character and temperament are shaped.

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After 18 weeks on PW 's bestseller list, the paperback of Kramer's study will be launched with a 100,000-copy first printing.

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The New York Review of Books

I would be happy to have Listening to Prozac judged by Sherwin Nuland’s criteria for evaluating clinical evidence:meticulous observation, even-handed review of the literature, and attention to detail.

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If you start to develop coping skills now, including implementing a plan that includes independence, you can begin to live a more fulfilling life—and a life, thanks to our now extended life span, that can include many healthy decades ahead.

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