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Blue dreams : the science and the story of the drugs that changed our minds / Lauren Slater.

Author/Creator:
Slater, Lauren, author.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication:
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2018.
Format/Description:
Book
xv, 400 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Subjects:
Psychotropic drugs -- History.
Psychopharmacology.
Hallucinogenic drugs and religious experience.
Substance abuse -- Treatment.
Medical subjects:
Psychotropic Drugs.
Local subjects:
Psychology / Mental Health. (search)
Psychology / Movements / Psychoanalysis. (search)
Psychology / Neuropsychology. (search)
Psychology / Psychopathology / Depression. (search)
Psychology / Psychopathology / Personality Disorders. (search)
Psychology / Psychopathology / Schizophrenia. (search)
Psychology / Psychopathology / Child & Adolescent. (search)
Psychology / Psychopathology / Counseling. (search)
Psychology / Research & Methodology. (search)
MEDICAL / Psychiatry / Psychopharmacology. (search)
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychopathology / Depression. (search)
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology. (search)
Form/Genre:
Psychotropic drugs
Psychopharmacology
Summary:
Explores the discovery, invention, science, and people behind today's major psychotropic drugs, from the earliest, Thorazine and Lithium, through Prozac and Ecstasy, to today's most cutting-edge memory drugs and neural implants.
Contents:
Thorazine: Awake!
Lithium: a salted stone
Early antidepressants: the three-ringed molecule and the psychic energizer
SSRIs: the birth of Prozac
Placebos: the dancing disease
Psilocybin (magic mushrooms): God's flesh
MDMA (Ecstasy): the marriage medicine
PKMzeta/ZIP (memory drugs): the spotless mind
Deep brain stimulation: Who holds the clicker?
Epilogue: Where we're headed.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-387) and index.
ISBN:
9780316370646
0316370649
OCLC:
999378484
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