How everyone became depressed : the rise and fall of the nervous breakdown / Edward Shorter.

"In this provocative book, Edward Shorter describes how in the 19th century patients with anxiety, fatigue and unable to sleep and obsess about the whole thing were considered "nervous," and when they lost control it was a "nervous breakdown." Then psychiatry turned its back...

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Online Access: Full Text (via ProQuest)
Main Author: Shorter, Edward
Format: eBook
Published: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Table of Contents:
  • Nerves as a problem
  • Rise of nervous illness
  • Fatigue
  • Anxiety
  • Melancholia
  • Nervous breakdown
  • Paradigm shift
  • Something wrong with the label
  • Drugs
  • Return of the two depressions
  • Nerves redux.