9780684870588

Malignant Sadness; The Anatomy of Depression

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  • ISBN13:

    9780684870588

  • ISBN10:

    0684870584

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2000-03-14
  • Publisher: Free Press

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Summary

A respected biologist explores the nature of the depression that once threatened to ruin his life, discussing his illness and the treatments he underwent and examining the history and latest scientific findings about depression.

Table of Contents

Introduction vii
The Experience of Depression -- Past and Present
1(11)
Defining and Diagnosing Depression
12(14)
Mania
26(5)
Other Cultures
31(8)
Who Gets Depressed and Why?
39(25)
Suicide
64(9)
Emotion, Evolution and Malignant Sadness
73(11)
Psychological Explanations
84(19)
Biological Explanations and the Brain
103(26)
Antidepressants and Physical Treatments
129(13)
Psychotherapy
142(12)
What Works?
154(14)
An Excursion to the East
168(8)
The Future
176(10)
References 186(6)
Index 192

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