Mental Health in Historical Perspective
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From Melancholia to Depression

Disordered Mood in Nineteenth-Century Psychiatry

Authors: Jansson, Åsa

  • Offers much-needed historical perspectives on the emergence of modern depressive illness 
  • Explores how melancholia was transformed in the nineteenth century from melancholy ‘madness’ to a modern biomedical mood disorder
  • Draws on a range of sources, including asylum records, medical textbooks and articles, statistical reports, and directives from the British Lunacy Commission
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This 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. 

著者について

Åsa Jansson is a Junior Research Fellow at the Institute for Medical Humanities at Durham University, UK. She is a historian of psychiatry, with an interdisciplinary background encompassing intellectual history, the history of medicine and political science. She has published in leading journals in her field and beyond, and has communicated her research in other forums, including public exhibitions and festivals.

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価格の適用国: Japan (日本円価格は個人のお客様のみ有効) (小計)
  • 予定日: December 21, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-54801-8
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Book Title
From Melancholia to Depression
Book Subtitle
Disordered Mood in Nineteenth-Century Psychiatry
Authors
Series Title
Mental Health in Historical Perspective
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
イーブック ISBN
978-3-030-54802-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-54802-5
ハードカバー ISBN
978-3-030-54801-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 185
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