Coverart for item
The Resource On depression : drugs, diagnosis, and despair in the modern world, Nassir Ghaemi

On depression : drugs, diagnosis, and despair in the modern world, Nassir Ghaemi

Label
On depression : drugs, diagnosis, and despair in the modern world
Title
On depression
Title remainder
drugs, diagnosis, and despair in the modern world
Statement of responsibility
Nassir Ghaemi
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In a culture obsessed with youth, financial success, and achieving happiness, is it possible to live an authentic, meaningful life? Nassir Ghaemi, director of the Mood Disorder Program at Tufts Medical Center, reflects on our society's current quest for happiness and rejection of any emotion resembling sadness. On Depression asks readers to consider the benefits of despair and the foibles of an unexamined life. Too often depression as disease is mistreated or not treated at all. Ghaemi warns against the "pretenders" who confuse our understanding of depression--both those who deny disease and those who use psychiatric diagnosis "pragmatically" or unscientifically. But experiencing sadness, even depression, can also have benefits. Ghaemi asserts that we can create a "narrative of ourselves such that we know and accept who we are," leading to a deeper, lasting level of contentment and a more satisfying personal and public life. Depression is complex, and we need guides to help us understand it, guides who comprehend it existentially as part of normal human experience and clinically as sometimes needing the right kind of treatment, including medications. Ghaemi discusses these guides in detail, thinkers like Viktor Frankl, Rollo May, Karl Jaspers, and Leston Havens, among others. On Depression combines examples from philosophy and the history of medicine with psychiatric principles informed by the author's clinical experience with people who struggle with mental illness. He has seen great achievements arise from great suffering and feels that understanding depression can provide important insights into happiness." -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ghaemi, S. Nassir
Dewey number
616.85/27
Index
index present
LC call number
RC537
LC item number
.G43 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2013 G-484
  • WM 171.5
  • WM 171.5
NLM item number
G411o 2013
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Depression, Mental
  • Antidepressants
  • Diagnostic errors
  • Existentialism
  • Depression
  • Antidepressive Agents
  • Depressive Disorder
  • Depressive Disorder
  • Diagnostic Errors
  • Existentialism
  • Antidepressants
  • Depression, Mental
  • Diagnostic errors
  • Existentialism
Label
On depression : drugs, diagnosis, and despair in the modern world, Nassir Ghaemi
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (unnumbered page 197-207)and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Lives of quiet desperation -- The varieties of depressive experience -- Abnormal happiness -- The age of Prozac -- The unknown Hippocrates -- Postmodernism debunked -- Pharmageddon? -- Creating major depressive disorder -- The DSM wars -- Viktor Frankl : learning to suffer -- Rollo May and Elvin Semrad : I am, we are -- Leston havens : holding opposed ideas at once -- Paul Roazen : being honest about the past -- Karl Jaspers : keeping faith -- The banality of mental health -- Two o'clock in the morning
Control code
809886773
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
215 pages
Isbn
9781421409337
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012036893
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)809886773
Label
On depression : drugs, diagnosis, and despair in the modern world, Nassir Ghaemi
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (unnumbered page 197-207)and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Lives of quiet desperation -- The varieties of depressive experience -- Abnormal happiness -- The age of Prozac -- The unknown Hippocrates -- Postmodernism debunked -- Pharmageddon? -- Creating major depressive disorder -- The DSM wars -- Viktor Frankl : learning to suffer -- Rollo May and Elvin Semrad : I am, we are -- Leston havens : holding opposed ideas at once -- Paul Roazen : being honest about the past -- Karl Jaspers : keeping faith -- The banality of mental health -- Two o'clock in the morning
Control code
809886773
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
215 pages
Isbn
9781421409337
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012036893
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)809886773

Library Locations

    • J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences LibraryBorrow it
      1 Hospital Dr, Columbia, MO, 65201, US
      38.939544 -92.328377
Processing Feedback ...