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Published: 04 February 2015

336 Pages

9.2 x 6.0 inches

ISBN: 9780199608973

Bookseller Code (05)

Experiences of Depression

A study in phenomenology

Matthew Ratcliffe

International Perspectives in Philosophy and Psychiatry

  • The most detailed account to date of the phenomenology of depression, making it of considerable interest to anyone seeking to understand or relate to experiences of depression
  • Brings together research in phenomenology, philosophy of mind and psychology, psychiatry and several other disciplines meaning it will be of interest to a wide academic audience
  • Makes clear the relevance of philosophical research to the understanding of depression and vice versa. It will appeal to both philosophers and clinical practitioners
  • Clearly written throughout with as little technical language as possible so it is intelligible to any educated person seeking to understand experiences of depression
  • Includes a more generally applicable method for phenomenological enquiry, as well as a phenomenological analysis that can be employed to understand human experience in general and, more specifically, the many different forms of anomalous experience that arise in psychiatric illness