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Author Greenberg, Gary, 1957 June 9-

Title Manufacturing depression : the secret history of a modern disease / Gary Greenberg.

Imprint New York : Simon & Schuster, 2010.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  362.25 G829m 2010    ---  Available
Edition 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Description 432 p. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 369-416) and index.
Summary Greenberg shows how the idea that depression is a widespread chronic disease has been packaged by brilliant scientists, doctors, and marketing experts -- and why it is has become wildly successful in the marketplace of ideas. He then asks what we gain and lose by taking this approach, and who benefits when we do.
Contents Mollusks -- Job versus his therapists -- Mauve measles -- The dangers of empathy -- Making depression safe for democracy -- What your mum and dad will do to you -- The shock doctors -- The acid and the ecstasy -- Getting high and making money -- Double blind -- Diagnosing for dollars -- Mad men on drugs -- Embracing the model: cognitive therapy -- The new phrenologists -- The magnificence of normal.
Subject Depression, Mental -- United States -- History.
Antidepressants -- United States -- History.
Depression -- history -- United States.
Antidepressive Agents -- history -- United States.
Depressive Disorder -- history -- United States.
Psychotherapy -- history -- United States.
ISBN 9781416569794

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