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Is It Me or My Meds? : Living with Antidepressants

Is It Me or My Meds? : Living with Antidepressants - 06 edition

Is It Me or My Meds? : Living with Antidepressants - 06 edition

ISBN13: 9780674025516

ISBN10: 0674025512

Is It Me or My Meds? : Living with Antidepressants by David Allen Karp - ISBN 9780674025516
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 06
Copyright: 2006
Publisher: Harvard University Press
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Is It Me or My Meds? : Living with Antidepressants by David Allen Karp - ISBN 9780674025516

ISBN13: 9780674025516

ISBN10: 0674025512

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 06

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Summary

David Karp records voices of ordinary people with depression; in so doing he tells us what it's like to take one of the commonest types of drugs for one of the commonest disorders. And what it's like is as complex as people and depression are in America in our time. A revealing book!

Author Bio

David A. Karp is Professor of Sociology at Boston College , and the author of Speaking of Sadness: Depression, Disconnection, and the Meanings of Illness and The Burden of Sympathy: How Families Cope with Mental Illness.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Prologue: Doxepin Diary 1. Giving Voice 2. Unwelcome Careers 3. Married to Medication 4. Searching for Authenticity 5. Significant Others 6. Teens Talk 7. High on Drugs Epilogue: Lessons from the Inside Appendix A: Getting Stories Straight Appendix B: Commonly Prescribed Drugs for Anxiety and Depression Notes Acknowledgments Index