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Speaking of sadness : depression, disconnection, and the meanings of illness

Author: David Allen Karp
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Combining a scholar's care and thoroughness with searing personal insight, Karp brings the private experience of depression into sharp relief, drawing on a remarkable series of intimate interviews with fifty depressed men and women. By turns poignant, disturbing, mordantly funny, and wise, Karp's interviews cause us to marvel at the courage of depressed people in dealing with extraordinary and debilitating pain. We  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Interviews
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Allen Karp
ISBN: 0195094867 9780195094862 0195113861 9780195113860
OCLC Number: 31969526
Description: vii, 240 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Living with depression --
The dialectics of depression --
Illness and identity --
The meanings of medication --
Coping and adapting --
Family and friends --
Sickness, self and society --
Postscript : Sociology, spirituality and suffering --
Appendix : Thinking about sampling.
Responsibility: David A. Karp.
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'Speaking of Sadness' explores depression as a human experience, not just a disease. Each of the pieces of the depression puzzle is examined, including interactions with family and friends,  Read more...

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