The Resource How everyone became depressed : the rise and fall of the nervous breakdown, Edward Shorter

How everyone became depressed : the rise and fall of the nervous breakdown, Edward Shorter

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How everyone became depressed : the rise and fall of the nervous breakdown
Title
How everyone became depressed
Title remainder
the rise and fall of the nervous breakdown
Statement of responsibility
Edward Shorter
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this provocative book, Edward Shorter describes how in the 19th century patients with anxiety, fatigue and unable to sleep and obsess about the whole thing were considered "nervous," and when they lost control it was a "nervous breakdown." Then psychiatry turned its back on the whole concept of nerves, and--first under the influence of Freud's psychoanalysis and then the influence of the pharmaceutical industry--the diagnosis of depression took center stage. The result has been a scientific disaster, leading to the misdiagnosis and inappropriate treatment (with "antidepressants") of millions of patients. And with the new 5th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5), the trend of inappropriate treatment is sure to continue. Urging that the diagnosis of depression be re-thought, this book turns a dramatic page in the understanding of psychiatric symptoms that are as common as the common cold. A gripping historical argument on psychiatric diagnosis and its flawed heritage and future."-- Book jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10170203
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
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Shorter, Edward
Dewey number
616.8527
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Stress (Psychology)
  • Depression, Mental
Target audience
adult
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the rise and fall of the nervous breakdown
Label
How everyone became depressed : the rise and fall of the nervous breakdown, Edward Shorter
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Nerves as a problem -- Rise of nervous illness -- Fatigue -- Anxiety -- Melancholia -- Nervous breakdown -- Paradigm shift -- Something wrong with the label -- Drugs -- Return of the two depressions -- Nerves redux
Dimensions
cm.
Extent
x, 256 p.
Isbn
9780199948086
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2012031859
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a787727
  • (OCoLC)806430722
Label
How everyone became depressed : the rise and fall of the nervous breakdown, Edward Shorter
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Nerves as a problem -- Rise of nervous illness -- Fatigue -- Anxiety -- Melancholia -- Nervous breakdown -- Paradigm shift -- Something wrong with the label -- Drugs -- Return of the two depressions -- Nerves redux
Dimensions
cm.
Extent
x, 256 p.
Isbn
9780199948086
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2012031859
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a787727
  • (OCoLC)806430722

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