Princeton University Library Catalog

Manufacturing depression : the secret history of a modern disease / Gary Greenberg.

Author:
Greenberg, Gary, 1957 June 9- [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2010.
Εdition:
1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Description:
432 p. ; 25 cm.
Summary note:
"Am I not happy enough because I am depressed? In the past twenty years, as anti-depressants have become staples of our medicine chests - upward of thirty million Americans are taking them at an annual cost of more than ten billion dollars - more people have begun to ask themselves if their unhappiness is a disease that can, and should, be treated by medication." "Part memoir, part intellectual history, part expose, Manufacturing Depression reveals how this question has come to dominate our understanding of our suffering. Author Gary Greenberg draws on sources ranging from the Old Testament to current medical journals and scholarship to his twenty-five years as a psychotherapist and his own experience as a depression patient to show how the idea that depression is a widespread chronic disease has been packaged by brilliant scientists, doctors, and marketing experts - and why it is has become wildly successful in the marketplace of ideas." "Manufacturing Depression allows readers to think of depression not just as an illness, but as a story about our suffering, its source, and its relief."--BOOK JACKET.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 369-416) and index.
Contents:
1. Mollusks -- 2. Job Versus His Therapists -- 3. Mauve Measles -- 4. The Dangers of Empathy -- 5. Making Depression Safe for Democracy -- 6. What Your Mum and Dad Will Do to You -- 7. The Shock Doctors -- 8. The Acid and the Ecstasy -- 9. Getting High and Making Money -- 10. Double Blind -- 11. Diagnosing for Dollars -- 12. Mad Men on Drugs -- 13. Embracing the Model: Cognitive Therapy -- 14. The New Phrenologists -- 15. The Magnificence of Normal.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9781416569794
  • 1416569790
  • 9781416570080
  • 141657008X
LCCN:
2009024310
OCLC:
403363569
Other standard number:
  • 99937045505
RCP:
C - S