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(Prozac on the Couch: Prescribing Gender in the Era of Wonder Drugs.pdf) Pills replaced the couch neuroscience took the place of talk therapy and as psychoanalysis faded from the scene so did the castrating mothers and hysteric spinsters of Freudian theory Or so the story goes In i Prozac on the Couch i psychiatrist Jonathan Michel Metzl boldly challenges recent psychiatric history showing that there s a lot of Dr Freud encapsulated in late twentieth century psychotropic medications Providing a cultural history of treatments for depression anxiety and other mental illnesses through a look at the professional and popular reception of three wonder drugs Miltown Valium and Prozac Metzl explains the surprising ways Freudian gender categories and popular gender roles have shaped understandings of these drugs i Prozac on the Couch i traces the notion of pills for everyday worries from the s to the early twenty first century through psychiatric and medical journals popular magazine articles pharmaceutical advertisements and popular autobiographical Prozac narratives Metzl shows how clinical and popular talk about these medications often reproduces all the cultural and social baggage associated with psychoanalytic paradigms whether in a i Cosmopolitan i article about research into tranquilizers to cure frigid women a s i American Journal of Psychiatry i ad introducing Jan a lesbian who needs Valium to find a man or Peter Kramer s description of how his patient Mrs Prozac meets her husband after beginning treatment br br i Prozac on the Couch i locates the origins of psychiatry s biological revolution not in the Valiumania of the s but in American popular culture of the s It was in the s Metzl points out that traditional psychoanalysis had the most sway over the American imagination As the number of Miltown prescriptions soared reaching million or nearly one per second in advertisements featuring uncertain brides and unfaithful wives miraculously cured by the new psychiatric medicines filled popular magazines Metzl writes without nostalgia for the bygone days of Freudian psychoanalysis and without contempt for psychotropic drugs which he himself regularly prescribes to his patients What he urges is an increased self awareness within the psychiatric community of the ways that Freudian ideas about gender are entangled in Prozac and each new generation of wonder drugs He encourages too an understanding of how ideas about psychotropic medications have suffused popular culture and profoundly altered the relationship between doctors and patientsDownload and Read Online books ePub/PDF/Audible/Kindle, its easy way to streaming Prozac on the Couch: Prescribing Gender in the Era of Wonder Drugs books for multiple devices.