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The Resource The loss of sadness : how psychiatry transformed normal sorrow into depressive disorder, Allan V. Horwitz and Jerome C. Wakefield

The loss of sadness : how psychiatry transformed normal sorrow into depressive disorder, Allan V. Horwitz and Jerome C. Wakefield

Label
The loss of sadness : how psychiatry transformed normal sorrow into depressive disorder
Title
The loss of sadness
Title remainder
how psychiatry transformed normal sorrow into depressive disorder
Statement of responsibility
Allan V. Horwitz and Jerome C. Wakefield
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Depression has become the single most commonly treated mental disorder, amid claims that one out of ten Americans suffer from this disorder every year and 25% succumb at some point in their lives. Warnings that depressive disorder is a leading cause of worldwide disability have been accompanied by a massive upsurge in the consumption of antidepressant medication, widespread screening for depression in clinics and schools, and a push to diagnose depression early, on the basis of just a few symptoms, in order to prevent more severe conditions from developing. In this book the authors argue that, while depressive disorder certainly exists and can be a devastating condition warranting medical attention, the apparent epidemic in fact reflects the way the psychiatric profession has understood and reclassified normal human sadness as largely an abnormal experience. In telling the story behind this phenomenon, the authors draw on the 2,500-year history of writing about depression, including studies in both the medical and social sciences, to demonstrate why the DSM's diagnosis is so flawed. They also explore why it has achieved almost unshakable currency despite its limitations. Framed within an evolutionary account of human health and disease, the book presents a dissection of depression as both a normal and disordered human emotion and a critique of current psychiatric diagnostic practices. The result is a challenge to the diagnostic revolution that began almost thirty years ago in psychiatry and an analysis of one of the most significant mental health issues today. -- From book jacket
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
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Horwitz, Allan V
Index
index present
LC call number
RC480.5
LC item number
.H667 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WM 171
NLM item number
H824L 2007
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Wakefield, Jerome C
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Psychiatry
  • Depression, Mental
  • Mental illness
  • Depression
  • Depressive Disorder
Label
The loss of sadness : how psychiatry transformed normal sorrow into depressive disorder, Allan V. Horwitz and Jerome C. Wakefield
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-279) 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
  • 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
  • Foreword
  • 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
  • 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
Control code
71842724
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 287 pages
Isbn
9780195313048
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2006032581
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)71842724
Label
The loss of sadness : how psychiatry transformed normal sorrow into depressive disorder, Allan V. Horwitz and Jerome C. Wakefield
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-279) 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
  • 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
  • Foreword
  • 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
  • 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
Control code
71842724
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 287 pages
Isbn
9780195313048
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2006032581
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)71842724

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