The Age of Melancholy

Major Depression and its Social Origin
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (8.70 hours)
Product Number: Z100137237
Released: Feb 22, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781469007885
Narrator/s: Walter Dixon
Publisher: Gildan Media, Inc
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Description

Depression has become the most frequently diagnosed chronic mental illness, and is a disability encountered almost daily by mental health professionals of all trades. "Major Depression" is a medical disease, which some would argue has reached epidemic proportions in contemporary society, and it affects our bodies and brains just like any other disease. Why, this book asks, has the incidence of depression been on such an increase in the last 50 years, if our basic biology hasn't changed as rapidly? To find answers, Dr. Blazer looks at the social forces, cultural and environmental upheavals, and other external, group factors that have undergone significant change. In so doing, the author revives the tenets of social psychiatry, the process of looking at social trends, environmental factors, and correlations among groups in efforts to understand psychiatric disorders.

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Author(s): Dan G. Blazer
Original Publish Date: Sep 28, 2017

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