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The Loss of Sadness: How Psychiatry Transformed Normal Sorrow into Depressive Disorder
1. The concept of depression 2. The anatomy of normal sadness 3. Sadness with and without cause: depression from ancient times through the nineteenth century 4. Depression in the twentieth century 5.Expand
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Creating Mental Illness
In this timely and provocative critique of modern psychiatry, Allan V. Horwitz examines current conceptions of mental illness as a disease. He argues that this notion fits only a small number ofExpand
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Becoming Married and Mental Health: A Longitudinal Study of a Cohort of Young Adults
Despite the assumption that marriage enhances psychological well-being, little evidence exists that the social role of marriage, rather than the characteristics of individuals who get married,Expand
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The Relationship of Cohabitation and Mental Health: A Study of a Young Adult Cohort.
Despite the growing importance of and interest in cohabitation as a living arrangement, little is known about the relationship between cohabitation and mental health. This research tests how theExpand
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Predictors of Adult Sibling Social Support for the Seriously Mentally III
Little research examines the reasons adult siblings might provide social support to unmarried, dependent brothers and sisters. This article examines how obligation, reciprocity, and the quality ofExpand
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Social Networks and Pathways to Psychiatric Treatment
Cultural interpretations have dominated the study of class differences in entering psychiatric treatment. This study compares the power of cultural variables and structural variables to predict theExpand
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The social control of mental illness
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Caregiver Burden: Differentiating the Content and Consequences of Family Caregiving
Families of persons with mental illness witness the devastating effects of this disorder on their ill relative and struggle to manage their situation in a society that provides little assistance.Expand
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