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From melancholia to prozac : a history of depression

Author: Clark Lawlor
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2012.
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"Depression is an experience known to millions. Even today, arguments rage on its definition, its causes, and its treatment. Clark Lawlor helps us to understand its impact on societies past and present, looking at its historical origins and how it has evolved into the form of 'depression' we know today."--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Clark Lawlor
ISBN: 9780199585793 0199585792
OCLC Number: 757147117
Description: xi, 265 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Prologue: Dr Samuel Johnson (1709-84) --
'Poor wretch' --
Genius and despair --
From spleen to sensibility --
Victorians, melancholia, and neurasthenia --
Modernism, melancholia, and depression --
The new depression --
'The drugs don't work'? The future for depression and melancholia.
Responsibility: Clark Lawlor.
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Exactly what is depression? Do we under- or over-diagnose it? Do treatments on offer really work? Clark Lawlor sheds light on the current debates by looking back at how depression has been described,  Read more...

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