The Emperor's New Drugs: Exploding the Antidepressant Myth

Guess, Pam
March 2011
Ethical Human Psychology & Psychiatry;2011, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p83
Book Review
The article reviews the book "The Emperor's New Drugs: Exploding the Antidepressant Myth," by Irving Kirsch.


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