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Kramer, Peter D.

Overview
Works: 45 works in 214 publications in 15 languages and 10,519 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Fiction  Domestic fiction  Case studies  Personal narratives  Popular works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other
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Most widely held works by Peter D Kramer
Listening to Prozac by Peter D Kramer( Book )

60 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in 9 languages and held by 3,316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kramer examines the implications of taking drugs to alter personality rather than effect illness, focusing on Prozac, a popular antidepressant
Against depression by Peter D Kramer( Book )

22 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A decade ago, with Listening to Prozac, Kramer revolutionized the way we think about antidepressants and the culture in which they are so widely used. Now, he returns with a look at the condition those medications treat. Depression, linked in our culture to a long tradition of "heroic melancholy," is often regarded as ennobling--a source of soulfulness and creativity. Tracing this belief from Aristotle to the Romantics to Picasso, and to present-day memoirs of mood disorder, Kramer suggests that the pervasiveness of the illness has distorted our sense of what it is to be human. There is nothing heroic about depression, he argues, and he presents the latest scientific findings to support the fact that depression is a disease.--Publisher description
Freud : inventor of the modern mind by Peter D Kramer( Book )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brief biography on the life and works of Sigmund Freud that offers both a critical and sympathetic look into his practice and theories
Ordinarily well : the case for antidepressants by Peter D Kramer( Book )

4 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Do antidepressants actually work, or are they just glorified dummy pills? How can we tell one way or the other?In Ordinarily Well, the celebrated psychiatrist and author Peter D. Kramer addresses the growing mistrust of antidepressants among the medical establishment and the broader public by taking the long view. He charts the history of the drugs' development and the research that tests their worth, from the Swiss psychiatrist Roland Kuhn's pioneering midcentury discovery of imipramine's antidepressant properties to recent controversial studies suggesting that medications like Prozac and Paxil may be no better than placebos in alleviating symptoms. He unpacks the complex "inside baseball" of psychiatry--statistics--and reveals the fascinating ways that clinical studies and their results can be combined, manipulated, and skewed toward a desired conclusion. All the while, Kramer never loses sight of the patients themselves. He writes with deep empathy about his own clinical encounters over the decades as he weighed treatments, analyzed trial results, and considered the idiosyncrasies each case presented. As Kramer sees it, we must respect human complexity and the value of psychotherapy without denying the truth--that depression is a serious and destructive illness that demands the most effective treatment available"--
Should you leave? by Peter D Kramer( Book )

20 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In each imaginary scenario, Kramer not only demonstrates "the various styles of giving advice--from Freudian psychoanalytic techniques to Ann Landers's application of conventional values--but probes the complexities of human relationships."--Jacket
Spectacular happiness : a novel by Peter D Kramer( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From "possibly the most famous psychiatrist in America" ("The New York Times") and the author of "Listening to Prozac" comes a novel of ideas about a man driven to topple the wealth- and status-obsessed culture around him
Moments of engagement : intimate psychotherapy in a technological age by Peter D Kramer( Book )

14 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Same time next week : true stories of working through mental illness( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects a series of intimate stories from people dealing with mental illness, describing the challenges they have faced and and how they have found hope
Listening to Prozac by Peter D Kramer( Recording )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A psychiatrist explores antidepressant drugs and the remaking of the self
Against depression by Peter D Kramer( Recording )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Kramer presents an assessment of the science of mood disorder, suggesting that the pervasiveness of the illness has distorted our impression of what it is to be human. Overcoming it can change our sense of self, our tastes in art and love, and our idea of what it is to live a good life
Should you leave? by Peter D Kramer( Recording )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A writer who presents his vast knowledge of psychiatry with the art of a novelist, Peter D. Kramer imagines scenarios in which he addresses a series of advice seekers. Each "session" not only reveals the various styles of giving advice - from Freudian psychoanalytic techniques to Ann Landers's application of conventional values - but probes the complexities of human relationships: How do we choose our partners? How well do we know them? How do mood states affect our assessment of them and theirs of us? When should we work to improve a relationship, and when should we walk away? What does "working on a relationship" entail? Kramer's questions lead to a reconsideration of our culture's norms - and to a suggestion that we may have begun to over-value autonomy and assertiveness at the cost of intimacy and connectedness
Shen qi bai you jie : gai bian xing ge de hao bang shou by Peter D Kramer( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in Chinese and Japanese and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Brain vs. the mind : has Freud slipped?( Visual )

2 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Host Ben Wattenberg discusses with a panel of noted mental health practicioners (including the author of Listening to Prozak), how recent discoveries of biological bases for mental illnesses, and medical treatments, affect the practice of psychotherapy
Ordinarily well : the case for antidepressants by Peter D Kramer( Recording )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An eminent psychologist and writer discusses the value of antidepressant drugs
Fo luo yi de : you wei de xin ling shi jie by Peter D Kramer( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in Chinese and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conflictos de pareja : recomendaciones de un famoso especialista para resolver momentos de crisis by Peter D Kramer( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in Spanish and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Este libro muestra la extraordinaria inteligencia del autor, su amplio conocimiento literario y filosófico
On becoming a person : a therapist's view of psychotherapy by Carl R Rogers( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The late Carl Rogers, founder of the humanistic psychology movement, revolutionized psychotherapy with his concept of "client-centered therapy." His influence has spanned decades, but that influence has become so much a part of mainstream psychology that the ingenious nature of his work has almost been forgotten. With a new introduction by Peter Kramer, this landmark book is a classic in its field and a must-listen for anyone interested in clinical psychology or personal growth
O stawaniu się osobą : poglądy terapeuty na psychoterapię by Carl R Rogers( Book )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in Polish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Valakivé válni : a személyiség születése by Carl R Rogers( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in Hungarian and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Listening to prozac (abridged) by Peter D Kramer( )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The end of personality? Since it was introduce in 1987, the antidepressant Prozac has been prescribed to nearly five million Americans. But what is Prozac? Reported to turn shy people into social butterflies and to improve work performance, memory, even dexterity, Prozac has changed millions of troubled lives -- but not without raising troubling questions of interest to anyone who has ever tried to improve his or her life. Is Prozac a medication, or a mental steroid ... a cure for illness, or a chemical agent for cosmetic character change? In many cases, Prozac can make people more attractive, energetic and socially acceptable -- whether they're "ill" or not. But when a pill can appear to accomplish the work of countless therapy sessions, seminars and self-help books and tapes, have we entered an age where pharmacological advances could make our notions of character, personality and selfhood obsolete? In the bestselling tradition of The Man Who Mistook His Wife for His Hat, psychiatrist Peter Kramer reads his bestselling, critically acclaimed exploration of these and other issues that sparked a national debate. Drawing on both dramatic case studies and the perceptions of a uniquely insightful thinker contemplating a cultural crossroads, Listening to Prozac will forever change the way you think of the human condition
 
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Alternative Names
Peter D. Kramer American psychiatrist and writer

Peter D. Kramer Amerikaans psychiater

קרימער, פיטר

크레이머, 피터 D

クレイマー, ピーター・D

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Against depressionFreud : inventor of the modern mindShould you leave?Spectacular happiness : a novelMoments of engagement : intimate psychotherapy in a technological ageListening to ProzacAgainst depressionShould you leave?Conflictos de pareja : recomendaciones de un famoso especialista para resolver momentos de crisis