Early Praise for Prozac Monologues

While waiting for willgoodfellow.com to come online, here is an early opinion:

Willa Goodfellow has written a clear, compelling, and helpful guide for people experiencing clinical depression. Ms. Goodfellow's book is, at once, a vividly written personal narrative and a kind of Baedeker (travel guide) to the often confusing territory of mood disorders. She is especially helpful in describing "bipolar spectrum" disorders, and the risks of using antidepressants for these conditions.

Though Ms. Goodfellow's book is often critical of psychiatrists who misdiagnose (and mismanage) bipolar disorder, she is also respectful of the difficulties clinicians face in recognizing and treating these complex conditions. She writes with a mixture of justifiable anger; empathic understanding; and uproarious humor.

In addition, Ms. Goodfellow's book contains a wealth of useful information and recent research findings, boiled down to clear, jargon-free English.

I believe this book will be of benefit to any reader seeking to understand the personal and clinical aspects of bipolar disorder.

Ronald W. Pies, MD
Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry
SUNY Upstate Medical University;
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry,
Tufts University School of Medicine

Dr. Pies is also the Editor of Chief Emeritus at PsychiatricTimes.com, an online magazine that I commend to readers as a regular source of thoughtful material about mental illness, sometimes research, sometimes clinical recommendations, sometimes news, sometimes editorial. He and I do not always agree, which makes his support of Prozac Monologues all the more gratifying. Sometimes we have made common cause. Here are all of this blog's posts with his label.

photo of Dr. Pies from PsychiatricTimes.com

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