Lauren Slater - Blue Dreams: The Science and the Story of the Drugs That Changed Our Minds — in conversation with Olga Khazan

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Friday, February 23, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Slater’s comprehensive history of psychotropic drugs starts with the groundbreaking 1948 discovery of lithium’s mood-stabilizing properties and, two years later, of Thorazine, the first antipsychotic. Seventy years later, with a psycho-pharmacopoeia that includes antidepressants, Prozac, Ecstasy, and new memory drugs, one in five Americans takes at least one psychotropic drug. As Slater shows, however, we still don’t know how these medications work, why they often don’t, or just what is happening in our brains before, during, and after treatment. Slater, an award-winning science writer, interweaves research, data, and her own personal experiences for a book as powerful and honest as her classic Prozac Diary. Slater will be in conversation with Olga Khazan, an award-winning staff writer for The Atlantic, covering health, gender, and science

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ISBN: 9780316370646
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - February 20th, 2018

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