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Malignant Sadness: The Anatomy of Depression - Lewis Wolpert

Faber & Faber, 1999, Paperback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ.

Several years ago Lewis Wolpert had a severe depressive episode. Despite a happy marriage and a successful scientific career, he could think only of suicide. When eventually he did recover, he became aware of the stigma attached to depression and just how difficult it was to get reliable information. This is the first book to present in accessible terms what scientists and psychiatrists know about the subject. he explores how various cultures experience depression in very different ways and assesses known treatments and cures (drugs, therapy, ECT). Finally, he asks whether depression can be avoided altogether.

Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼")
Number of Pages: 196
ISBN: 057119172X