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Title:
Blue dreams : the science and the story of the drugs that changed our minds
Author:
Slater, Lauren, author.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2018.

©2018
Physical Description:
xv, 400 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Summary:
Explores the discovery, invention, science, and people behind today's major psychotropic drugs, from the earliest, Thorazine and Lithium, through Prozac and Ecstasy, to today's most cutting-edge memory drugs and neural implants.
Language:
English
Contents:
Thorazine: Awake! -- Lithium: a salted stone -- Early antidepressants: the three-ringed molecule and the psychic energizer -- SSRIs: the birth of Prozac -- Placebos: the dancing disease -- Psilocybin (magic mushrooms): God's flesh -- MDMA (Ecstasy): the marriage medicine -- PKMzeta/ZIP (memory drugs): the spotless mind -- Deep brain stimulation: Who holds the clicker? -- Epilogue: Where we're headed.
ISBN:
9780316370646
Format :
Book