Depression and Loss: A Theme in Robert Burton's “Anatomy of Melancholy” (1621)

  title={Depression and Loss: A Theme in Robert Burton's “Anatomy of Melancholy” (1621)},
  author={Andrew Brink},
  journal={The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry},
  pages={767 - 772}
  • A. Brink
  • Published 1 December 1979
  • Philosophy, Medicine
  • The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry
Robert Burton's Anatomy of Melancholy (1621) can hardly be thought of as a modern study in psychiatry, but it contains more elements of modern theory than have been recognized. Attempts to recommend the book to modern readers have missed the point that Burton, more clearly than other seventeenth century writers on melancholy, sees traumatic loss of attachment figures, status symbols and personal health as predisposing to mood disorders. In this he strongly anticipates such work as that of John… Expand
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  • La theorie de Burton se divise en deux parties: la theorie humorale psysiolo-
  • 1969
The Psychiatry of Robert Burton
The Anatomy of Melancholy
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