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The loss of sadness : how psychiatry transformed normal sorrow into depressive disorder

Author: Allan V Horwitz; Jerome C Wakefield
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2014] ©2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [2nd printing]View all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Allan V Horwitz; Jerome C Wakefield
ISBN: 9780199921577 0199921571
OCLC Number: 902632114
Notes: Originally published: 2007.
Description: XIII, 287 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword, by Robert L. Spitzer ; 1. The Concept of Depression ; 2. The Anatomy of Normal Sadness ; 3. Sadness With and Without Cause: Depression From Ancient Times Through the Nineteenth Century ; 4. Depression in the Twentieth Century ; 5. Depression in the DSM-IV ; 6. Importing Pathology Into the Community ; 7. The Surveillance of Sadness ; 8. The DSM and Biological Research About Depression ; 9. The Rise of Antidepressant Drug Treatments ; 10. The Failure of the Social Sciences to Distinguish Sadness from Depressive Disorder ; 11. Conclusion ; Notes ; References ; Index
Responsibility: Allan V. Horwitz and Jerome C. Wakefield.

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