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

Label
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
Creator
Subject
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."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shorter, Edward
Index
index present
LC call number
RC537
LC item number
.S5245 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2013 C-317
  • WM 171.5
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Depression, Mental
  • Stress (Psychology)
  • Depressive Disorder
  • Affective Symptoms
  • Stress, Psychological
  • Depression, Mental
  • Stress (Psychology)
  • Depression
  • Nervosität
  • Nervenzusammenbruch
Label
How everyone became depressed : the rise and fall of the nervous breakdown, Edward Shorter
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-241) 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
  • Drugs
  • The return of the two depressions (and an anxious postscript)
  • Nerves redux
  • Context
  • Nerves as a problem
  • The rise of nervous illness
  • Fatigue
  • Anxiety
  • A different kind of nervous breakdown: melancholia
  • The nervous breakdown
  • Paradigm shift
  • Something wrong with the label
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 256 pages
Isbn
9780199948086
Lccn
2012031859
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)806430722
  • (OCoLC)ocn806430722
Label
How everyone became depressed : the rise and fall of the nervous breakdown, Edward Shorter
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-241) 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
  • Drugs
  • The return of the two depressions (and an anxious postscript)
  • Nerves redux
  • Context
  • Nerves as a problem
  • The rise of nervous illness
  • Fatigue
  • Anxiety
  • A different kind of nervous breakdown: melancholia
  • The nervous breakdown
  • Paradigm shift
  • Something wrong with the label
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 256 pages
Isbn
9780199948086
Lccn
2012031859
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)806430722
  • (OCoLC)ocn806430722

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