A History of Drugs

About the Course:

Greenhaven Press’s History of Drugs series offers insights on medical discovery, cultural conflict, and the use and abuse of human innovation and experientation. This volume on antidepressants gives a chronological history and covers the controversies that the drugs have inspired. Selections include articles on notable incidents, ideas, and subcultures.


Greenhaven Press

Publication Date:

2005 First Edition


William Dudley

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially substance abuse counselors, psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about the effects, benefits, and dangers of antidepressants. It is appropriate for introductory to intermediate levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. List the side effects of MAOIs and tricyclics.

  2. Explain how antidepressants alter the neurotransmitters in the brain.

  3. Describe the benefits of St. John’s wort.

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