🎧 Patented: History of Inventions • 35m
How — and why — did Prozac become the best-selling antidepressant of all time?
As it is Mental Health Awareness Week, we are diving into this fascinating story that speaks to a greater shift in psychiatry and attitudes towards mental health since the invention of the first antidepressants in the 1950s.
We’ll also look at depression was treated before drugs, types of antidepressant, why prozac was so revolutionary and what the long term impact of it has been.
Today guest is Mark L. Ruffalo - a psychotherapist in private practice in Tampa, Florida who teaches widely about the history of psychiatry.
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