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5. The evolution of treatments

5. The evolution of treatments  

Mary Jane Tacchi and Jan Scott

in Depression: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2017
Published Online: 
Jan 2017
eISBN: 
9780191785788
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199558650.003.0005
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199558650
For many centuries, the only intervention for melancholia involved admission into an asylum, initially to keep individuals away from society and then, from the 18th century, to provide ... More
1. A very short history of melancholia

1. A very short history of melancholia  

Mary Jane Tacchi and Jan Scott

in Depression: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2017
Published Online: 
Jan 2017
eISBN: 
9780191785788
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199558650.003.0001
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199558650
In ancient times, ‘melancholia’ rather than ‘depression’ was used to describe mood disorders characterized by despondency. ‘A very short history of melancholia’ highlights the descriptions ... More
Depression: A Very Short Introduction

Depression: A Very Short Introduction  

Mary Jane Tacchi and Jan Scott

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2017
Published Online: 
Jan 2017
eISBN: 
9780191785788
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199558650.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199558650
Covering melancholia, depression, manic depression, and bipolar disorder, Depression: A Very Short Introduction gives a brief account of the history of these concepts, before focusing on ... More

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