Is This Dame Melancholy?: Equating Today's Depression and Past Melancholia

@article{Radden2003IsTD,
  title={Is This Dame Melancholy?: Equating Today's Depression and Past Melancholia},
  author={J. Radden},
  journal={Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology},
  year={2003},
  volume={10},
  pages={37 - 52}
}
  • J. Radden
  • Published 2003
  • Psychology
  • Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology
  • The theoretical implications of equating the melancholic states of past eras with today's depression are explored. These include the presuppositions of the descriptive psychiatry so influential in twentieth century classification, which attempts to identify and describe mental disorders without reference to underlying causes. It also includes claims made about different forms of masked, and non-Western depression, and the new "drug cartography" assigning psychiatric categories based on… CONTINUE READING
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