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Dex Luthor

London
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  • The Emperor’s New Drugs

  • Exploding the Antidepressant Myth
  • By: Irving Kirsch PhD
  • Narrated by: Richard Powers
  • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
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    4 out of 5 stars 22
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

Do antidepressants work, or are they no better than placebos? Like his colleagues, Irving Kirsch spent years referring patients to psychiatrists to have their depression treated with drugs. Eventually, however, he decided to investigate for himself just how effective the drugs actually were. With 15 years of research, Kirsch demonstrates that what everyone “knew” about antidepressants is wrong; what the medical community considered a cornerstone of psychiatric treatment is little more than a faulty consensus.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great insights, but depression not a disease?

  • By Dex Luthor on 30-03-16

Great insights, but depression not a disease?

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Reviewed: 30-03-16

This book has some great insights and puts into perspective some of the very damaging practices used to 'evaluate,' drug efficacy. My one issue with both the book and author are that in spite of this insight he seems to be under the impression that depression is not actually a disease. Nor are there any suggestions for actual effective treatments for depression.

  • Fooling Some of the People All of the Time

  • A Long Short Story
  • By: David Einhorn
  • Narrated by: L. J. Ganser
  • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 26
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    4 out of 5 stars 16
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    4 out of 5 stars 16

At its most basic level, Allied Capital is the story of Wall Street at its worst. But the story is much bigger than one little-known company. Fooling Some of the People All of the Time is an important call for effective law enforcement, free speech, and fair play.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • interesting,

  • By samo on 14-06-18

loved it

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Reviewed: 02-12-15

great story. I guess sometimes the bad guys win...well for a while at least before the market invariably destroys them....

  • The Art of War

  • By: Andrew R. Wilson, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Andrew R. Wilson
  • Length: 2 hrs and 49 mins
  • Original Recording
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    4 out of 5 stars 21
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
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    4 out of 5 stars 20

Sun Tzu's The Art of War is a landmark achievement in the evolution of strategic thought. So universal and timeless are its tactics for pursuing a competitive advantage that some of the most notable people in government, sports, and the entertainment world have all quoted from its nearly 2500-year-old pages.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • More of an overview of the book than the book

  • By Mike Larkin on 20-09-18

Andrew Wilson is ausome....

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Reviewed: 27-10-15

loved it, Andrew has a phenomenal passion for the subject matter and brings the book to life with some great real world examples.

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