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Drugs Don't Talk: Do Medication and Biological Psychiatry Contribute to Silencing the Self?

Richard A. Gordon

in Silencing the Self Across Cultures: Depression and Gender in the Social World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195398090
eISBN:
9780199776900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398090.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter examines the recent rise in the use of antidepressant medications as well as the growing emphasis on biomedical explanations for depression. The chapter presents the history of ... More


Anxiety Disorders

Jacqueline Corcoran

in Mental Health Treatment for Children and Adolescents

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195375718
eISBN:
9780199865529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375718.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Health and Mental Health

This chapter reviews the evidence basis for the treatment of anxiety disorders in children and adolescents. The most widely studied intervention for the anxiety disorders is CBT featuring exposure. ... More


Suicidal Behavior in Children and Adolescents

Barry M. Wagner

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300112504
eISBN:
9780300156362
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300112504.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This evaluation of the research on this topic presents the current state of knowledge about suicidal behaviors in children and adolescents, addressing the trends of the past ten years and evaluating ... More


The Problem of Suffering in the Age of Prozac: A Case Study of the Depression Memoir

Christina Simko

in To Fix or to Heal: Patient Care, Public Health, and the Limits of Biomedicine

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781479878246
eISBN:
9781479884155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479878246.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Personal stories about depression and anti-depressants have become a ubiquitous facet of American culture. Such depression memoirs represent a crucial forum for grappling with the problem of ... More


Introduction

Paul Biegler

in The Ethical Treatment of Depression: Autonomy through Psychotherapy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015493
eISBN:
9780262295628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015493.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Statistics show that depression is a major global health issue today. According to a description by William Styron, a writer who experienced depression first hand, “depression takes on the quality of ... More


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