Antidepressants: History, Science, and Issues

by
Ann Westcot Jordanauthor

Ann Westcot Jordan, PhD, is professor of psychology at Lewis University in Romeoville, IL, and a licensed clinical psychologist.

Antidepressants: History, Science, and Issues

20180930

Greenwood

Pages 248
Topics Psychology

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Antidepressants: History, Science, and Issues

Author(s): Jordan, Ann;
Contributors: Jordan, Ann;
Abstract:

This accessible volume offers a holistic exploration of this diverse class of drugs, from medical, historical, cultural, and economic perspectives.


• Defines various forms of depression and explores the many types of medications used as antidepressants

• Clearly explains how different medications affect the brain and how these neurochemical changes can lessen feelings of depression

• Explores the history and evolution of antidepressant medications, as well as highlights current trends and speculates about future research directions

• Delves into issues and controversies related to depression and its treatment, including overprescription and abuse of antidepressants, alternative and complementary therapies, and the stigma associated with mental illness

SortTitle: antidepressants: history, science, and issues
Keyword(s): Psychology
Author Info:
Ann Westcot Jordanauthor

Ann Westcot Jordan, PhD, is professor of psychology at Lewis University in Romeoville, IL, and a licensed clinical psychologist.

eISBN-13: 9781440839276
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Print ISBN-13: 9781440839269
Imprint: Greenwood
Pages: 248
Publication Date: 20180930
Series: The Story of a Drug