Irving Kirsch Ph.D.

The Emperor’s New Drugs: Exploding the Antidepressant Myth

Video Replays from the 2018 Conference

Video Replays from previous conferences

  • Irving Kirsch Ph.D. 2015 Offstage Interview
  • 09:32
Irving Kirsch Ph.D.
Irving Kirsch Ph.D. 2015 Offstage Interview

Posted Nov 2015

  • Full Version of Panel - The Truth About Pharmaceutical Drugs and The Medical Industry Part 1
  • 01:18:11
Gabriel Cousens M.D., Irving Kirsch Ph.D., Robert Whitaker, Gwen Olsen
Full Version of Panel - The Truth About Pharmaceutical Drugs and The Medical Industry Part 1

Posted Nov 2015

  • Full Version of Panel - The Truth About Pharmaceutical Drugs and The Medical Industry Part 2
  • 01:16:36
Gabriel Cousens M.D., Irving Kirsch Ph.D., Robert Whitaker, Gwen Olsen
Full Version of Panel - The Truth About Pharmaceutical Drugs and The Medical Industry Part 2

Posted Nov 2015

  • Do Antidepressants Work Or Is It The Placebo Effect?
  • 28:17
Irving Kirsch Ph.D.
Do Antidepressants Work Or Is It The Placebo Effect?

Posted Jan 2017

  • Should We Trust The Information That We Get From The Pharmaceutical Industry?
  • 18:36
Robert Whitaker, Gabriel Cousens M.D., Irving Kirsch Ph.D., Gwen Olsen
Should We Trust The Information That We Get From The Pharmaceutical Industry?

Posted Jan 2017

  • Are You Getting Accurate Information About Antidepressants, Anti-anxiety Drugs, And Other Pharmaceutical Drugs?
  • 30:31
Robert Whitaker, Gabriel Cousens M.D., Irving Kirsch Ph.D., Gwen Olsen
Are You Getting Accurate Information About Antidepressants, Anti-anxiety Drugs, And Other Pharmaceutical Drugs?

Posted Jan 2017

  • How Can We Trust Clinical Trials If you're Allowed To Ignore Unsuccessful Trials And Just Not Publish Them?
  • 10:32
Robert Whitaker, Gabriel Cousens M.D., Irving Kirsch Ph.D., Gwen Olsen
How Can We Trust Clinical Trials If you're Allowed To Ignore Unsuccessful Trials And Just Not Publish Them?

Posted Jan 2017

  • How Can Your Doctor Make An Accurate Recommendation If He Is Getting Inaccurate Information?
  • 06:11
Robert Whitaker, Gabriel Cousens M.D., Irving Kirsch Ph.D., Gwen Olsen
How Can Your Doctor Make An Accurate Recommendation If He Is Getting Inaccurate Information?

Posted Jan 2017

  • Do Medical Schools And Universities Provide Accurate Information Or Are They Influenced By Who Is Giving Them Money?
  • 13:46
Robert Whitaker, Gabriel Cousens M.D., Irving Kirsch Ph.D., Gwen Olsen
Do Medical Schools And Universities Provide Accurate Information Or Are They Influenced By Who Is Giving Them Money?

Posted Jan 2017

  • Are Antidepressants More Effective Than Placebos?
  • 06:48
Margaret Paul Ph.D., Irving Kirsch Ph.D.
Are Antidepressants More Effective Than Placebos?

Posted Jan 2017

  • Are There Side Effects From Statin Drugs And Why Are We Taking So Many Drugs?
  • 16:18
Robert Whitaker, Gabriel Cousens M.D., Irving Kirsch Ph.D., Gwen Olsen
Are There Side Effects From Statin Drugs And Why Are We Taking So Many Drugs?

Posted Jan 2017

  • All Four Of You Wrote Books On Depression, What Impact Did It Have?
  • 12:41
Robert Whitaker, Gabriel Cousens M.D., Irving Kirsch Ph.D., Gwen Olsen
All Four Of You Wrote Books On Depression, What Impact Did It Have?

Posted Jan 2017

  • What Proof Do You Have That Depression Can Be Treated Without Medication?
  • 14:10
Margaret Paul Ph.D., Irving Kirsch Ph.D.
What Proof Do You Have That Depression Can Be Treated Without Medication?

Posted Jan 2017

  • Audience Questions
  • 48:14
Robert Whitaker, Gabriel Cousens M.D., Irving Kirsch Ph.D., Gwen Olsen
Audience Questions

Posted Jan 2017

  • Can Self Love Treat Depression And What About Antidepressants?
  • 06:28
Margaret Paul Ph.D., Irving Kirsch Ph.D.
Can Self Love Treat Depression And What About Antidepressants?

Posted Jan 2017

  • What About All The People Who Say Antidepressants Fixed Their Depression?
  • 12:45
Margaret Paul Ph.D., Irving Kirsch Ph.D.
What About All The People Who Say Antidepressants Fixed Their Depression?

Posted Jan 2017

  • Whats Wrong With Taking An Antidepressant Drug?
  • 11:58
Margaret Paul Ph.D., Irving Kirsch Ph.D.
Whats Wrong With Taking An Antidepressant Drug?

Posted Jan 2017

  • Why Were 40% Of All Depression Trials Never Published?
  • 07:31
Margaret Paul Ph.D., Irving Kirsch Ph.D.
Why Were 40% Of All Depression Trials Never Published?

Posted Jan 2017

  • Irving Kirsch, Ph.D., Margaret Paul, Ph.D. Take Audience Questions
  • 10:39
Margaret Paul Ph.D., Irving Kirsch Ph.D.
Irving Kirsch, Ph.D., Margaret Paul, Ph.D. Take Audience Questions

Posted Jan 2017


Irving Kirsch is Associate Director of the Program in Placebo Studies at the Harvard Medical School, lecturer in medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Professor of Psychology at the University of Plymouth (UK), and Professor Emeritus at the University of Hull and the University of Connecticut. He has published 10 books and more than 200 scientific journal articles and book chapters on placebo effects, antidepressant medication, hypnosis, and suggestion. He originated the concept of response expectancy. His meta-analyses on the efficacy of antidepressants were covered extensively in the international media and influenced official guidelines for the treatment of depression in the United Kingdom. His book, The Emperor’s New Drugs: Exploding the Antidepressant Myth, which has been published in English, French, Japanese, and Polish, was shortlisted for the prestigious Mind Book of the Year award. It was the topic of 60 Minutes segment on CBS and a 5-page cover story in Newsweek. It is currently being translated into Italian and Turkish.

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