Willkommen, schön sind Sie da!
Logo Ex Libris

Age of Melancholy

  • E-Book (epub)
  • 262 Seiten
(0) Erste Bewertung abgeben
Bewertungen
(0)
(0)
(0)
(0)
(0)
Alle Bewertungen ansehen
Depression has become the most frequently diagnosed chronic mental illness, and is a disability encountered almost daily by mental... Weiterlesen
E-Books ganz einfach mit der kostenlosen Ex Libris-Reader-App lesen. Hier erhalten Sie Ihren Download-Link.
CHF 47.90
Download steht sofort bereit
Informationen zu E-Books
E-Books eignen sich auch für mobile Geräte (sehen Sie dazu die Anleitungen).
E-Books von Ex Libris sind mit Adobe DRM kopiergeschützt: Erfahren Sie mehr.
Weitere Informationen finden Sie hier.

Beschreibung

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.

Autorentext

Dan G. Blazer, M.D., Ph.D., is J.P. Gibbons Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Professor of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Blazer is also an Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina. A Past President of the American Geriatrics Society, Dr. Blazer is the recipient of numerous awards and distinctions, and is the author of 26 books and almost 300 peer-reviewed articles.



Inhalt

Preface Part I: The Diagnosis of Depression. Introduction. The Birth and Growth of Major Depression. The Rise and Fall of Depression as a Reaction. Part II: Social Psychiatry. The Birth and Growth of Social Psychiatry. The Retreat of Social Psychiatry. Part III: The Frequency of Depression and a Lesson from War and Society. Interpreting the Burden. A Lesson From War Syndromes. Things Fall Apart: Society and Depression on the Threshold of the 21st Century. Part IV: The Revival of Social Psychiatry. A Call for Basic Social Science Research in Psychiatry. Emotion: A Link Between Body and Society. The Problem with Soma

Produktinformationen

Titel: Age of Melancholy
Untertitel: "Major Depression" and its Social Origin
Autor:
EAN: 9781135433079
ISBN: 978-1-135-43307-9
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (epub)
Herausgeber: Taylor & Francis
Genre: Sonstiges
Anzahl Seiten: 262
Veröffentlichung: 06.12.2012
Jahr: 2012
Untertitel: Englisch