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Advice needed: the history of psychopharmacology

Discussion in 'Psychiatry' started by LadySerenity, Dec 6, 2005.

  1. LadySerenity

    LadySerenity Junior Member

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    Hello,

    A friend of mine was asked to prepare a work on the history of psychopharmacology (she is college student).
    Do you guys know any books covering this topic, from the ancient times and till our days, suitable for people with almost no background in biology/chemistry/medicine?

    Thanks a lot!
    Anna
     
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  3. Anasazi23

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    Upon further review, the book in the above link is looking sort of biased and may not be of much help after all. Admittedly, I hadn't read it. I only did a quick search.

    One of my favorite books (though it's only peripherally related):
    Medieval Medicine in Illuminated Manuscripts


    Then again, I'm a Medieval history dork.
     
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    David Healy. Try The Antidepressant Era (for a history of antidepressants; and for a focused history of the SSRIs, Let Them Eat Prozac) and The Creation of Psychopharmacology (for a history of antipsychotics).

    -AT.
     

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