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Irving Kirsch, P.h.D
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Irving Kirsch is professor of psychology the University of Hull. He has published 10 books and more than 200 scientific journal articles and book chapters on placebo effects, antidepressant medication, hypnosis, and suggestion. His meta-analyses on the efficacy of antidepressants were covered extensively in the international media and influenced official guidelines for the treatment of depression in the United Kingdom. His book, The Emperor’s New Drugs: Exploding the Antidepressant Myth, was published by Random House in the UK and Basic Books in the US.

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Antidepressants: The Emperor's New Drugs?

Posted January 29, 2010 | 13:35:00 (EST)

Antidepressants are supposed to be the magic bullet for curing depression. But are they? I used to think so. As a clinical psychologist, I used to refer depressed clients to psychiatric colleagues to have them prescribed. But over the past decade, researchers have uncovered mounting evidence that they are not....

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