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dc.contributor.authorJansson, Åsa
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-10T14:49:36Z
dc.date.available2021-02-10T14:49:36Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifierONIX_20201013_9783030548025_47
dc.identifierhttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/42575
dc.identifier49130*
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/37850
dc.description.abstractThis open access book maps a crucial but neglected chapter in the history of psychiatry: how was melancholia transformed in the nineteenth century from traditional melancholy madness into a modern biomedical mood disorder, paving the way for the emergence of clinical depression as a psychiatric illness in the twentieth century? At a time when the prevalence of mood disorders and antidepressant consumption are at an all-time high, the need for a comprehensive historical understanding of how modern depressive illness came into being has never been more urgent. This book addresses a significant gap in existing scholarly literature on melancholia, depression, and mood disorders by offering a contextualised and critical perspective on the history of melancholia in the first decades of psychiatry, from the 1830s until the turn of the twentieth century.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesMental Health in Historical Perspective
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBT History: specific events & topics::HBTB Social & cultural history
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::M Medicine::MB Medicine: general issues::MBX History of medicine
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::M Medicine::MM Other branches of medicine::MMH Psychiatry
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBJ Regional & national history::HBJD European history::HBJD1 British & Irish history
dc.subject.otherSocial History
dc.subject.otherHistory of Medicine
dc.subject.otherPsychiatry
dc.subject.otherHistory of Britain and Ireland
dc.subject.otherMood disorders
dc.subject.otherPsychiatric illness
dc.subject.otherPhysiology
dc.subject.otherPsychology
dc.subject.otherStatistical and diagnostic practices
dc.subject.otherAsylum records
dc.subject.otherInsanity
dc.subject.otherMadness
dc.subject.otherMental pain
dc.subject.otherSuicidal tendencies
dc.subject.otherPsychological distress
dc.subject.otherOpen Access
dc.subject.otherSocial & cultural history
dc.subject.otherHistory of medicine
dc.subject.otherEuropean history
dc.titleFrom Melancholia to Depression
dc.title.alternativeDisordered Mood in Nineteenth-Century Psychiatry
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.1007/978-3-030-54802-5
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy9fa3421d-f917-4153-b9ab-fc337c396b5a
oapen.imprintPalgrave Macmillan
oapen.pages234
dc.dateSubmitted2020-10-13T12:30:10Z


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