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'Against Depression' Urges Ending a Disease

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'Against Depression' Urges Ending a Disease

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'Against Depression' Urges Ending a Disease

'Against Depression' Urges Ending a Disease

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Peter D. Kramer has also written Listening to Prozac and Should You Leave?. Infinite Mind hide caption

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Peter D. Kramer's new book is Against Depression. In it, the author of the bestseller Listening to Prozac puts forth an understanding of depression as a modern scourge.

Kramer argues that we should think of depression as a disease — and it should be uncompromisingly treated as such. Peter D. Kramer is a clinical professor of psychiatry at Brown University. He also hosts the public radio program The Infinite Mind.

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