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Blaming the Brain: The Truth About Drugs and Mental Health
Over the last thirty years, there has been a radical shift in thinking about the causes of mental illness. The psychiatric establishment and the health care industry have shifted 180 degrees from blaming mother to blaming the brain as the source of mental disorders. Whereas experience and environment were long viewed as the root causes of most emotional problems, now it is ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published February 1st 2002 by Free Press
(first published 1998)
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Jun 07, 2012 Mark Schomburg rated it 5 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Do doctors actually know how the mood drugs that they prescribe work on the brain? No. A brain scientist carefully discerns the reality of exactly how our pharmacological system is part fantasy part science, emphasizing up to date information in the brain sciences, from his expertise in neuronal chemistry.