From Melancholia to Depression

Disordered Mood in Nineteenth-Century Psychiatry


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Titre : From Melancholia to Depression
Pages : 234
Collection : Mental Health in Historical Perspective
Parution : 2020-09-21
Éditeur : Palgrave Macmillan
EAN papier : 9783030548018
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This open access book maps a crucial but neglected chapter in the history of psychiatry: how was melancholia transformed in the nineteenth century from traditional melancholy madness into a modern biomedical mood disorder, paving the way for the emergence of clinical depression as a psychiatric illness in the twentieth century? At a time when the prevalence of mood disorders and antidepressant consumption are at an all-time high, the need for a comprehensive historical understanding of how modern depressive illness came into being has never been more urgent. This book addresses a significant gap in existing scholarly literature on melancholia, depression, and mood disorders by offering a contextualised and critical perspective on the history of melancholia in the first decades of psychiatry, from the 1830s until the turn of the twentieth century. 

Format EPUB - Nb pages copiables : 2 - Nb pages imprimables : 23 - Poids : 614 Ko - - Prix : 0,00 € - EAN : 9783030548025

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