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

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This book argues that psychiatry's love affair with the diagnosis of depression has become a death grip. Depression is a real illness, especially in its melancholic form. But most patients who get the diagnosis of 'depression' are also anxious, fatigued, unable to sleep, have all kinds of physical symptoms, and tend to obsess about the whole thing. They do not have a disorder of 'mood'. It is a travesty to call them all 'depressed.' How did this happen? How did everyone become depressed? A well-known historian, the ...

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0199948089

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9780199948086

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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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