John A. Matthews and David T. Herbert
The human dimension: people in their places
4. Love, sex, gender, and philosophy
Mary Jane Tacchi and Jan Scott
3. Who is at risk of depression?
One advantage of the more consistent application of diagnostic criteria for identifying individuals with a depressive disorder is that it allows national and international comparisons to be undertaken. Large-scale studies make it possible to estimate the overall prevalence of depression, and repeating the surveys allows detection of any changes in these rates over time. Comparisons can be made between the distribution of depression cases by country, culture, economic and social status, and other demographic features such as age, gender, marital status, etc. Differences between any of these subgroups can offer important insights into
4. Pain and civilization
It has been well documented that, with the demise of Catholic practices of mortification, the moral virtue of pain was replaced, in 18th-century Europe, with the opposite notion that by no means was pain necessary for salvation, or even as an indication of moral virtuosity. On the contrary, pleasure emerged as the principle of the virtuous, with a turning away from pain as a personal and social evil. At the same time, the 18th century saw the dawn of the ‘age of sensibility’, in which heightened practices of civility and urbanity seemed to bring with them
Peter K. Smith
8. Sexual and romantic development, early parenthood, and emerging adulthood
8. Where next for family law?