Against Depression

By: Kramer, Peter D.

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Very Good Condition: Tight binding. Unmarked. Minor visible cover wear. Black marker line on bottom outer page edges. Paperback print book copy of Against Depression by Peter D. Kramer. New York: Penguin Books (Penguin Group), 2005. xiv, 353 pages. 5.5 x 8.5 inches, 22 cm. Current list price 17.00. Publisher description: A decade ago, with Listening to Prozac, Kramer revolutionized the way we think about antidepressants and the culture in which they are so widely used. Now, he returns with a look at the condition those medications treat. Depression, linked in our culture to a long tradition of heroic melancholy, is often regarded as ennobling, a source of soulfulness and creativity. Tracing this belief from Aristotle to the Romantics to Picasso, and to present day memoirs of mood disorder, Kramer suggests that the pervasiveness of the illness has distorted our sense of what it is to be human. There is nothing heroic about depression, he argues, and he presents the latest scientific findings to support the fact that depression is a disease.Always! Free Standard Shipping in USA!

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In his landmark bestseller Listening to Prozac, Peter Kramer revolutionized the way we think about antidepressants and the culture in which they are so widely used. Now Kramer offers a frank and unflinching look at the condition those medications treat: depression. Definitively refuting our notions of "heroic melancholy," he walks readers through groundbreaking new research--studies that confirm depression's status as a devastating disease and suggest pathways toward resilience. Thought-provoking and enlightening, Against Depression provides a bold revision of our understanding of mood disorder and promises hope to the millions who suffer from it.

Title: Against Depression

Author/Composer: Kramer, Peter D.

Categories: Self Help/Addictions,

Publisher: Penguin Books: 2006-07-25

ISBN Number: 0143036963

ISBN Number 13: 9780143036968

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: 001776

Keywords: Literature Nonfiction, Depression as Disease, Mental Health Depression, Peter D Kramer, ISBN 0143036963,