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Author Horwitz, Allan V.

Title The loss of sadness : how psychiatry transformed normal sorrow into depressive disorder / Allan V. Horwitz and Jerome C. Wakefield
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 287 pages)
Contents Foreword / 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-279) and index
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Subject Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders.
Depression, Mental -- Miscellanea.
Mental illness -- Miscellanea.
Psychiatry -- Miscellanea.
Depressive Disorder.
Genre/Form Miscellanea.
Trivia and miscellanea.
Form Electronic book
Author Wakefield, Jerome C.
ISBN 0195313046 (Cloth)
0198042698 (electronic bk.)
9780195313048 (Cloth)
9780198042693 (electronic bk.)