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Published: 14 March 2013

272 Pages


ISBN: 9780199948086

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How Everyone Became Depressed

The Rise and Fall of the Nervous Breakdown

Edward Shorter

  • The book makes a major practical contribution to the debate about DSM5, drawing upon history in order to determine which diagnoses have rock-solid credibility and which appear more fads and fancies.
  • The author is intimately familiar with sources in the history of psychiatry in four major languages and has an unequalled knowledge of the great river of psychiatry's past.
  • The book will continue to be relevant in the ongoing debate about DSM5 for years and decades to come.

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