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The Resource Against depression, Peter D. Kramer

Against depression, Peter D. Kramer

Label
Against depression
Title
Against depression
Statement of responsibility
Peter D. Kramer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A decade ago, with Listening to Prozac, Kramer revolutionized the way we think about antidepressants and the culture in which they are so widely used. Now, he returns with a look at the condition those medications treat. Depression, linked in our culture to a long tradition of "heroic melancholy," is often regarded as ennobling--a source of soulfulness and creativity. Tracing this belief from Aristotle to the Romantics to Picasso, and to present-day memoirs of mood disorder, Kramer suggests that the pervasiveness of the illness has distorted our sense of what it is to be human. There is nothing heroic about depression, he argues, and he presents the latest scientific findings to support the fact that depression is a disease.--Publisher description
Cataloging source
Z72
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kramer, Peter D
Dewey number
616.85/27
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Depression, Mental
  • Depression, Mental
  • Depression, Mental
  • Depression, Mental
Label
Against depression, Peter D. Kramer
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: New York : Viking, 2005
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [293]-337) 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
What it is to us -- 1. The final memoir -- 2. Return -- 3. What if -- 4. Ambivalence -- 5. Altogether -- 6. Charm -- 7. More charm -- 8. Eros -- 9. Obvious confusion : three vignettes -- What it is -- 10. Altogether again -- 11. Getting there -- 12. Magnitude -- 13. Extent -- 14. Convergence -- 15. Resilience -- 16. Here and now -- What it will be -- 17. The end of melancholy -- 18. Art -- 19. The natural -- 20. Alienation -- 21. After depression
Control code
1066606
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiv, 353 pages
Isbn
9780143036968
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780143036968
  • (OCoLC)71749567
Label
Against depression, Peter D. Kramer
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: New York : Viking, 2005
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [293]-337) 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
What it is to us -- 1. The final memoir -- 2. Return -- 3. What if -- 4. Ambivalence -- 5. Altogether -- 6. Charm -- 7. More charm -- 8. Eros -- 9. Obvious confusion : three vignettes -- What it is -- 10. Altogether again -- 11. Getting there -- 12. Magnitude -- 13. Extent -- 14. Convergence -- 15. Resilience -- 16. Here and now -- What it will be -- 17. The end of melancholy -- 18. Art -- 19. The natural -- 20. Alienation -- 21. After depression
Control code
1066606
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiv, 353 pages
Isbn
9780143036968
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780143036968
  • (OCoLC)71749567

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