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Nature of Melancholy From Aristotle to Kristeva

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ISBN-10: 0195151658

ISBN-13: 9780195151657

Edition: 2002

Authors: Jennifer Radden

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Spanning 24 centuries, this anthology collects over thirty selections of important Western writing about melancholy and its related conditions by philosophers, doctors, religious and literary figures, and modern psychologists. Truly interdisciplinary, it is the first such anthology. As it traces Western attitudes, it reveals a conversation across centuries and continents as the authors interpret, respond, and build on each other's work. Editor Jennifer Radden provides an extensive, in-depth introduction that draws links and parallels between the selections, and reveals the ambiguous relationship between these historical accounts of melancholy and today's psychiatric views on depression.…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/4/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 392
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.342

Introduction: From Melancholic States to Clinical Depression
Aristotle to Freud
Aristotle (Or a Follower of Aristotle) Brilliance and Melancholy
Galen: Diseases of the Black Bile
Cassian: Accidie
Avicenna: Black Bile and Melancholia
Hildegard of Bingen: Melancholia in Men and Women
Ficino: Learned People and Melancholy
Weyer: Melancholia, Witches, and Deceiving Demons
Teresa of Avila: Melancholy Nuns
Bright: Melancholy
Burton: Melancholic States
Butler: The Melancholy Character
Mather: How to Help Melancholicks
Finch, Countess of Winchilsea: The Spleen
Boerhaave: The Chronic Disease of Melancholy
Goethe: Werther's Death
Kant: Illness of the Cognitive Faculties
Pinel: Melancholia
Rush: Hypochondriasis or Tristimania
Keats "Ode on Melancholy" and "What the Thrush Said"
Griesinger: Hypochondriasis and Melancholia
Baudelaire: "Autumn Song" and "Spleen"
Smiles: Green Sickness and Wertherism
Maudsley: Affectivity in Mental Disorder
Kraepelin: Depressive States
Freud: Loss
After Freud
Klein: The Depressive Position
Seligman: A Learned Helplessness Model of Depression
Beck: A Cognitivist Analysis of Depression
Miller: Affiliation, Cultural Roles, and Women's Depression
Kristeva: Mourning the Lost Mother and the Lost Self
Goodwin and Jamison: Biomedical Analyses of Depression