Endocrine Psychiatry: Solving the Riddle of Melancholia

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The riddle of melancholia has stumped generations of doctors. It is a serious depressive illness that often leads to suicide and premature death. The disease's link to biology has been intensively studied. Unlike almost any other psychiatric disorder, melancholia sufferers have abnormal endocrine functions. Tests capable of separating melancholia from other mood disorders were useful discoveries, but these tests fell into disuse as psychiatrists lost interest in biology and medicine. In the nineteenth century, theories ...

Endocrine Psychiatry: Solving the Riddle of Melancholia 2010, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199737468

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