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How Everyone Became Depressed: The Rise and Fall of the Nervous Breakdown

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About one American in five receives a diagnosis of major depression over the course of a lifetime. That's despite the fact that many such patients have no mood disorder; they're not sad, but suffer from anxiety, fatigue, insomnia, or a tendency to obsess about the whole business. "There is a term for what they have," writes Edward Shorter, "and it's a good old-fashioned term that has gone out of use. They have nerves." In How Everyone Became Depressed , Edward Shorter, a distinguished professor of psychiatry and the ...

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How Everyone Became Depressed: The Rise and Fall of the Nervous Breakdown
2013, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780199948086

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