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Let Them Eat Prozac

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7436.411 (Published 12 February 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:411
  1. Joe Collier (jcollier@sghms.ac.uk), professor of medicines policy
  1. St George's Hospital Medical School, London

    This is a curate's egg of a book. It addresses the wrongs associated with the overuse of fluoxetine (Prozac) in the treatment of patients with depression, choosing to do so at two different levels.


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    David Healy James Lorimer & Company Ltd, $C29.95, pp 462 ISBN 1550287834 www.lorimer.ca

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    As a populist tract (one has to assume that the book is directed primarily at a north American lay readership), the text is essentially autobiographical, overlong, over-indulgent, somewhat uncritical, and often indiscreet. Healy's aim seems to be one of self advancement as he tells of the buffeting and injustices that have befallen him while fighting to expose and reverse various wrongdoings. The saga, for …

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