Journals Higher Education



Published: 07 April 2012

256 Pages | Approx 15 black and white illustrations

7.7 x 5.1 inches

ISBN: 9780199585793

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From Melancholia to Prozac

A History of Depression

Clark Lawlor

  • A fascinating cultural exploration of the history of depression and melancholy
  • Demontrates the changing nature of the condition - it was viewed at various periods as fashionable and a malady of the elite, as closely linked with insanity, and now as a purely biochemical condition
  • Engages with contemporary debates relating to diagnosis and treatment, such as the use of drugs or behavioural therapies