Irving Kirsch, a native of New York City, is a professor of psychology at the University of Hull, United Kingdom, and professor emeritus at the University of Connecticut. His research has been published in the British Medical Journal and covered in USA Today, New Scientist, the New York Times, Newsweek, and more. He currently lives in Hull, United Kingdom.
Professor Irving Kirsch, author of The Emperor's New Drugs, discussed his research into the efficacy of antidepressant medication. Kirsch argued that, contrary to popular belief, depression is not caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain and that treating the condition with antidepressant drugs is no more effective than placebos. ... More »Host: Ian Punnett