Depression and Melancholy, 1660–1800

1st Edition

Leigh Wetherall Dickson

Routledge
Published July 1, 2012
Reference - 1264 Pages
ISBN 9781848930865 - CAT# Y212027

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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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