Judith Lautner (judith) wrote,
Judith Lautner

Let Them Eat Prozac is so engrossing. It is almost like reading a suspense novel, except that I already know the ending, or nearly do. I love reading case histories, and there are several in here. I think they are a really good way to describe effects of these drugs.

The book is primarily about the suicide connection. So I expect to learn a great deal about that part of seratonin reuptake inhibitors, less about other effects. However, Healy does note the presence of "akathisia", a kind of nervousness, in many of these cases. What he notes about the suicidal ideation is more detailed than what I've read before, and gives the lie to the drug companies' contentions that "these people are already suicidal...". The type of suicidal thoughts are very different and the person's ability to control them - inability - very very different from their previous suicidal thoughts. I am so hooked on this book.

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