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Depression in the Terminally Ill: Prevalence and Measurement Issues

Russell K. Portenoy and Eduardo Bruera

in Issues in Palliative Care Research

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195130652
eISBN:
9780199999842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130652.003.0012
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine Research, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

While sadness and depressed mood may be indicative of an underlying depression, they may also be part of a normal response to the anticipation of one's own death. While periodic sadness is to be ... More


Affectivity: Depression and Mania

Jennifer Radden (ed.)

in The Philosophy of Psychiatry: A Companion

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195149531
eISBN:
9780199870943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149531.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter examines three different approaches—the moral, medical, and social/political—as they apply to the study of affective disorders (mood disorders). It focuses on clinical depression because ... More


Learning Mechanisms in Affective Disorders

Andreas Heinz

in A New Understanding of Mental Disorders: Computational Models for Dimensional Psychiatry

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036894
eISBN:
9780262342841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036894.003.0009
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

Affective disorders are described with respect to a model of positive and negative affect, which suggests that clinical depression may result both from an impairment of reward anticipation and ... More


Understanding/Explanation

Jennifer Radden (ed.)

in The Philosophy of Psychiatry: A Companion

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195149531
eISBN:
9780199870943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149531.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Understanding and explanation are not innocent terms used interchangeably in psychiatric discourse. They are technical terms that represent two opposed approaches to a comprehension of human ... More


Drugs used in depression and mania

Heather Ashton

in Brain Function and Psychotropic Drugs

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780192622426
eISBN:
9780191724749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192622426.003.0012
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

This chapter describes the main drugs used in affective disorders. Many drugs produce euphoria in normal subjects and some of these, at least temporarily, lighten mood in depressed patients. However, ... More


Depression and Scrupulosity: The Boundaries of the Deep Self

David Shoemaker

in Responsibility from the Margins

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780198715672
eISBN:
9780191783364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198715672.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The general strategy of Part 2 of the book is to test the plausibility of the tripartite theory of responsibility by investigating its predictions about the responsibility-status of several marginal ... More


Depression and Anxiety

John Parrington

in Mind Shift: How culture transformed the human brain

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780198801634
eISBN:
9780191926082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198801634.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter highlights clinical depression and anxiety. What seemed like a major step forward both in the understanding of depression, and how to treat it, occurred in the 1950s, when evidence ... More


“Of Course I’m Depressed, but Do I Have Depression?”

Donald L. Rosenstein and Justin M. Yopp

in The Group: Seven Widowed Fathers Reimagine Life

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190649562
eISBN:
9780197559758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190649562.003.0010
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Psychiatry

What’s the difference between being very shy and having social phobia? Or between a “neat freak” and a person who suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder? Or a particularly fidgety schoolboy and ... More


Tim Brings a Gun to School

Paul Gionfriddo

in Losing Tim: How Our Health and Education Systems Failed My Son with Schizophrenia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168281
eISBN:
9780231537155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168281.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Child Psychology / School Psychology

This chapter details the story of how eleven-year old Tim brought a gun to school, prompting the principal to call the police and suspend Tim for ten days. Upon entering sixth grade, Tim had already ... More


Parting the Blue Miasma

Kendra Hamilton

in Shaping Memories: Reflections of African American Women Writers

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732740
eISBN:
9781604734713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732740.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter describes the symptoms Kendra Hamilton developed during her younger years, which her parents attributed to adolescent growing pains. Her parents were alarmed because Hamilton hardly ... More


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