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Depression And Narrative

Author: Hilary Clark
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791477592
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How the story of depression gets told in print, on screen, and online.

Illness In The Academy

Author: Kimberly Rena Myers
Publisher: Purdue University Press
ISBN: 9781557534422
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Illness in the Academy investigates the deep-seated, widespread belief among academics and medical professionals that lived experiences outside the workplace should not be sacrificed to the ideal of objectivity those academic and medical professions so highly value. The 47 selections in this collection illuminate how academics bring their intellectual and creative tools, skills, and perspectives to bear on experiences of illness. The selections cross genres as well as bridge disciplines and cultures.

Experiences Of Depression

Author: Matthew Ratcliffe
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199608970
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Experiences of Depression is a philosophical exploration of what it is like to be depressed. In this important new book, Matthew Ratcliffe develops a detailed account of depression experiences by drawing on work in phenomenology, philosophy of mind, and several other disciplines. In so doing, he makes clear how phenomenological research can contribute to psychiatry, by helping us to better understand patients' experiences, as well as informingclassification, diagnosis, and treatment. This book will be of interest to anyone seeking to understand and relate to experiences of depression, including philosophers, psychiatrists, clinical psychologists,therapists, and those who have been directly or indirectly affected by depression.

Black Dogs And Blue Words

Author: Kimberly K. Emmons
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813549221
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His "black dog"--that was how Winston Churchill referred to his own depression. Today, individuals with feelings of sadness and irritability are encouraged to "talk to your doctor." These have become buzz words in the aggressive promotion of wonder-drug cures since 1997, when the Food and Drug Administration changed its guidelines for the marketing of prescription pharmaceuticals. Black Dogs and Blue Words analyzes the rhetoric surrounding depression. Kimberly K. Emmons maintains that the techniques and language of depression marketing strategies--vague words such as "worry," "irritability," and "loss of interest"--target women and young girls and encourage self-diagnosis and self-medication. Further, depression narratives and other texts encode a series of gendered messages about health and illness. As depression and other forms of mental illness move from the medical-professional sphere into that of the consumer-public, the boundary at which distress becomes disease grows ever more encompassing, the need for remediation and treatment increasingly warranted. Black Dogs and Blue Words demonstrates the need for rhetorical reading strategies as one response to these expanding and gendered illness definitions.

Darkness Visible

Author: William Styron
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
ISBN: 9780394588889
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The author offers a depiction of his fight with the mental anguish of depression

Manufacturing Depression

Author: Gary Greenberg
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408852977
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According to the Office of National Statistics, depression occurs in 1 in 10 adults in Britain at any one time. But what constitutes depression? And what role have the pharmaceutical companies played in creating an idea of depression that turns human beings into neurochemical machines? Where does that leave the human spirit? Do we ask and expect too much of science, rather than accepting that there are important matters about which we may always be unsure? Could this lack of certainty be at the heart of what it means to be human? In his fascinating account of the close relationship between psychiatric diagnosis and the pharmaceutical industries, Gary Greenberg uses his personal experience over a two-year exposure to drug testing and different therapies for depression, backed up by twenty years of professional practice as a psychotherapist, to answer these questions and unravel the 'Secret History of a Modern Disease'.

Der Klapsm Hlentrip

Author: Kate Millett
Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch
ISBN: 3462412221
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Jahrelang sorgte Kate Millett durch ihre politischen Aktivitäten, ihr öffentliches Bekenntnis zur weiblichen Homosexualität und ihre Bücher, die zu »Bibeln« der Feministinnen wurden, für Schlagzeilen. Auf dem Höhepunkt ihres Erfolges wurde sie von einer »seelischen Mißstimmung« erfaßt. Was dann folgte, war die Psychiatrierung eines Menschen: seine Zwangseinweisung in Kliniken, Selbstmordversuche – ein dreizehn Jahre lang andauerndes Martyrium. Kate Millett schildert in ergreifender Weise ihre Odyssee durch die Psychiatrie.Die amerikanische Presse urteilte: Seit Ken Keseys »Einer flog über das Kuckucksnest« hat es in der Literatur keinen solchen Aufschrei gegen psychiatrische Einrichtungen und Praktiken gegeben.

The Pesaro Poems

Author: Lance Allred
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781537783208
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Irreverently clashing with taboo within the fields of quantum physics, spirituality and religion, Lance Allred, the first deaf player in NBA History, uses a wide array of poetic forms in telling a narrative of his time in Italy, as he travels through depression, or "Dark Night of the Soul."