Peter D. Kramer, Clinical Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown University
Part of the Humanities Center's "Expertise and Evidence" series.
In 1992, the publication of Peter D. Kramer’s Listening to Prozac immersed its author in controversies over the efficacy of antidepressants. Since then, Kramer has written about the neuroscience and cultural meanings of depression (Against Depression, 2005), the place of Freud in modern thought, the nature of advice, and other reflections on the quest for happiness. He recently returned to the subject of antidepressants in Ordinarily Well (2016). In this lecture, accessible to anyone interested in the science and art of mental health, Kramer interweaves those themes to consider broadly the evolution of the psychiatrist’s expertise and the challenges of interpreting evidence in a therapeutic context.
Thursday, November 8 at 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Rush Rhees Library, Hawkins-Carlson Room
755 Library Road, Rochester, NY 14626