Happy Pills in America: From Miltown to Prozac

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Valium. Paxil. Prozac. Prescribed by the millions each year, these medications have been hailed as wonder drugs and vilified as numbing and addictive crutches. Where did this "blockbuster drug" phenomenon come from? What factors led to the mass acceptance of tranquilizers and antidepressants? And how has their widespread use affected American culture? David Herzberg addresses these questions by tracing the rise of psychiatric medicines, from Miltown in the 1950s to Valium in the 1970s to Prozac in the 1990s. The result is ...

Happy Pills in America: From Miltown to Prozac 2010, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore

ISBN-13: 9780801898143

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Happy Pills in America: From Miltown to Prozac 2009, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD

ISBN-13: 9780801890307

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