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The Drugs That Changed Our Minds - The history of psychiatry in ten treatments (Hardcover) Loot Price: R350
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The Drugs That Changed Our Minds - The history of psychiatry in ten treatments (Hardcover): Lauren Slater

The Drugs That Changed Our Minds - The history of psychiatry in ten treatments (Hardcover)

Lauren Slater

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'Poignant and lyrical...Slater's experience makes her a convincing travel guide into the history, creation and future of psychotropics.' - The New York Times Book Review A groundbreaking and revelatory story of the psychotropic drugs that have shaped our minds and our reality. As our approach to mental illness has oscillated from biological to psychoanalytical and back again, so have our treatments. With the rise of psychopharmacology, an ever-increasing number of people throughout the globe are taking a psychotropic drug, yet nearly seventy years after doctors first began prescribing them, we still don't really know exactly how or why they work - or don't work - on what ails our brains. In The Drugs that Changed Our Minds, Lauren Slater offers an explosive account not just of the science but of the people - inventors, detractors and consumers - behind our narcotics, from the earliest, Thorazine and Lithium, up through Prozac, Ecstasy, 'magic mushrooms', the most cutting-edge memory drugs and neural implants. In so doing, she narrates the history of psychiatry itself and illuminates the signature its colourful little capsules have left on millions of brains worldwide, and how these wonder drugs may heal us or hurt us. Praise for the book: 'A powerful new book' - The Daily Mail 'The messy history and brave future of psychotropic drugs' - O Magazine 'Vivid and thought-provoking' - Harper's Magazine 'Ambitious...Slater's depictions of madness are terrifying and fascinating' - USA Today 'Vigorous research and intimate reflection...highly compelling' - Kirkus

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Imprint: Simon & Schuster
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: March 2018
Authors: Lauren Slater
Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 29mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 416
ISBN-13: 978-1-4711-3688-7
Categories: Books > Medicine > General issues > History of medicine
Books > Medicine > Other branches of medicine > Psychiatry
Books > Science & Mathematics > Science: general issues > Popular science
Books > Medicine > Other branches of medicine > Pharmacology > General
LSN: 1-4711-3688-4
Barcode: 9781471136887

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