Depression and Melancholy, 1660–1800 vol 2

1st Edition

Leigh Wetherall Dickson, Allan Ingram, David Walker, Anita O'Connell, Michelle Faubert

Routledge
Published July 1, 2012
Reference - 304 Pages
ISBN 9781138752474 - CAT# Y221126

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Summary

As a psychiatric term ‘depression’ dates back only as far as the mid-nineteenth century. Before then a wide range of terms were used: ‘melancholy’ carried enormous weight, and was one of the two confirmed forms of eighteenth-century insanity. This four-volume set is the first large-scale study of depression across an extensive period.

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