About the author (2005)
Peter D. Kramer, called "America's best-known psychiatrist" by the "New York Times", is the bestselling author of "Listening to Prozac", "Should You Leave?", "Spectacular Happiness", "Moments of Engagement", and, most recently, "Against Depression". He has also contributed to the "New York Times Magazine" and the "New York Times Book Review", the "Washington Post", the "London Times Literary Supplement", and "U.S. News & World Report", among other publications. Dr. Kramer lives and practices in Providence, Rhode Island, where he is a professor at Brown University.
Title Against depression
Author Peter D. Kramer
Publisher Viking, 2005
A decade ago, with his breakaway bestseller, Listening to Prozac, Peter Kramer revolutionized the way we think about antidepressants and the culture in which they are so widely used. Now, he returns with a profound and original look at the condition those medications treat ;depression. He asks: If we could eradicate depression so that no human being ever suffered it again, would we? Depression, linked in our culture to a long tradition of ;heroic melancholy, ; is often understood as ennobling ;a source of soulfulness and creativity. Tracing this belief from Aristotle to the Romantics to Picasso, and to present-day memoirs of mood disorder, Kramer suggests that the pervasiveness of the illness has distorted our sense of what it is to be human. There is nothing heroic about depression, Kramer argues, and he presents the latest scientific findings to support the fact that depression is a disease ;one that can have far-reaching health effects on its sufferers. Frank and unflinching, Against Depressionis a deeply felt, deeply moving book, grounded in time spent with the depressed. As his argument unfolds, Kramer becomes a crusader, the author of a compassionate polemic that is fiercely against depression and the devastation it causes. Like Listening to Prozac, Against Depressionwill offer hope to millions who suffer from depression ;and radically alter the debate on its treatment.
中文本取名如果梵谷不憂鬱 台北:張老師 2006
Tate (Modern)美術館等都翻譯成"畫廊" 所以有"畫廊主人"等的翻譯.....
By PETER D. KRAMER
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