Is it Me or My Meds?: Living with Antidepressants

Author(s) : David A. Karp

Is it Me or My Meds?: Living with Antidepressants

Book Details

  • Publisher : Harvard U.P.
  • Published : 2007
  • Category :
    Clinical Psychology
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  • Catalogue No : 26742
  • ISBN 13 : 9780674025516
  • ISBN 10 : 0674025512

Reviews and Endorsements

Their voices, extracted from interviews Karp conducted, color the pages with their experiences and reactions - humour, gratitude, frustration, hope, and puzzlement. Here, the patients themselves articulate their impressions of what drugs do to them and for them. They reflect on difficult issues, such as the process of becoming committed to medication, quandaries about personal authenticity, and relations with family and friends. The stories are honest and vivid, from a distraught teenager who shuns antidepressants while regularly using street drugs to a woman who still yearns for a spiritual solution to depression even after telling intimates Im on Prozac and its saving me. The book provides unflinching portraits of people attempting to make sense of a process far more complex and mysterious than doctors or pharmaceutical companies generally admit.

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