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The depths : the evolutionary origins of the depression epidemic

Author: Jonathan Rottenberg
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, A Member of the Perseus Books Group, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A sweeping new theory about depression argues that effective treatments have been limited by a misperception that the disorder occurs because of psychological or chemical defects, posing the theory that depression is actually caused by severe, evolutionary-based expressions of natural emotions that can be better addressed through alternate treatments.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Rottenberg
ISBN: 9780465022212 0465022219 9780465069736 0465069738
OCLC Number: 858610822
Description: x, 256 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Why we need a new approach to depression --
Where the depths begin --
What other species tell us about depression --
The bell tolls: death as a universal trigger --
The seedbed of low mood --
The slide --
The black hole: the psychobiology of deep depression --
An up and down thing: improvement in depression --
In limbo --
The glory of recovery.
Responsibility: Jonathan Rottenberg.

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"Almost a clarion call to open the discussion about depression, remove its social stigma and break with current scientific convention to help those suffering begin their recovery." --The Economist Read more...

 
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