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Peter D. Kramer

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Peter D. Kramer
BornOctober 22, 1948
New York City, U.S.
Alma materHarvard University
EmployerBrown Medical School

Peter D. Kramer (born October 22, 1948), is an American psychiatrist and faculty member of Brown Medical School specializing in the area of clinical depression.

Early life

Peter D. Kramer was born on October 22, 1948 in New York City to Jewish Holocaust survivors.[1] He graduated from Harvard University with a bachelor of arts degree in 1970 and an MD in 1976.[2]



  • Ordinarily Well: The Case for Antidepressants (2016)
  • Freud: Inventor of the Modern Mind (2006)
  • Against Depression (2005)
  • Spectacular Happiness : A Novel (2001)
  • Should You Leave? : A Psychiatrist Explores Intimacy and Autonomy—and the Nature of Advice (1997)
  • Listening to Prozac (1993)
  • Moments of Engagement: Intimate Psychotherapy in a Technological Age (1989)

Book introductions


Short Fiction


  1. ^ "All my relatives were German Jews. Those few who had managed to get out--they included my parents, my grandparents and one great-grandmother--had done so at the last possible moment. Most other family members were killed or died of medical neglect."
  2. ^ "Peter D. Kramer Clinical Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Human Behavior". Brown University. Retrieved February 23, 2017.
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