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The Loss of Sadness: How Psychiatry Transformed Normal Sorrow Into Depressive Disorder

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The Loss of Sadness: How Psychiatry Transformed Normal Sorrow Into Depressive Disorder - Horwitz, Allan V, and Wakefield, Jerome C
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Depression has become the single most commonly treated mental disorder, amid claims that one out of ten Americans suffer from this disorder every year and 25% succumb at some point in their lives. Warnings that depressive disorder is a leading cause of worldwide disability have been accompanied by a massive upsurge in the consumption of antidepressant medication, widespread screening for depression in clinics and schools, and a push to diagnose depression early, on the basis of just a few symptoms, in order to prevent more ...

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The Loss of Sadness: How Psychiatry Transformed Normal Sorrow Into Depressive Disorder 2012, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199921577

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The Loss of Sadness: How Psychiatry Transformed Normal Sorrow Into Depressive Disorder 2007, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780195313048

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