The Loss of Sadness: How Psychiatry Transformed Normal Sorrow Into Depressive Disorder
Author: Allan V Horwitz; Jerome C Wakefield

The Loss of Sadness: How Psychiatry Transformed Normal Sorrow Into Depressive Disorder

Depression has become the single most commonly treated mental disorder, amid claims that one out of ten Americans suffer from this disorder every year and 25% succumb at some point in their lives. Warnings that depressive disorder is a leading cause of worldwide disability have been accompanied by a massive upsurge in the consumption of ...

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