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The Resource Speaking of sadness : depression, disconnection, and the meanings of illness, David A. Karp

Speaking of sadness : depression, disconnection, and the meanings of illness, David A. Karp

Label
Speaking of sadness : depression, disconnection, and the meanings of illness
Title
Speaking of sadness
Title remainder
depression, disconnection, and the meanings of illness
Statement of responsibility
David A. Karp
Title variation
Depression, disconnection, and the meanings of illness
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Combining a scholar's care and thoroughness with searing personal insight, Karp brings the private experience of depression into sharp relief, drawing on a remarkable series of intimate interviews with fifty depressed men and women. By turns poignant, disturbing, mordantly funny, and wise, Karp's interviews cause us to marvel at the courage of depressed people in dealing with extraordinary and debilitating pain. We hear what depression feels like, what it means to receive an "official" clinical diagnosis, and what depressed persons think of the battalion of mental health experts - doctors, nurses, social workers, sociologists, psychologists, and therapists - employed to help them. We learn the personal significance that patients attach to beginning a prescribed daily drug regimen, and their ongoing struggle to make sense of biochemical explanations and metaphors of depression as a disease. Ranging in age from their early twenties to their mid-sixties, the people Karp profiles reflect on their working lives and career aspirations, and confide strategies for overcoming paralyzing episodes of hopelessness. They reveal how depression affects their intimate relationships, and, in a separate chapter, spouses, children, parents, and friends provide their own often overlooked point of view. Throughout, Karp probes the myriad ways society contributes to widespread alienation and emotional exhaustion
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Karp, David Allen
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Depressed persons
  • Depression, Mental
  • Depressed persons
  • Depression, Mental
  • Self-perception
  • Self-perception
  • Depression
  • Depressive Disorder
  • Self Concept
Label
Speaking of sadness : depression, disconnection, and the meanings of illness, David A. Karp
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-232) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Living with depression -- The dialectics of depression -- Illness and identity -- The meanings of medication -- Coping and adapting -- Family and friends -- Sickness, self and society -- Postscript : Sociology, spirituality and suffering -- Appendix : Thinking about sampling
Control code
31969526
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 240 pages
Isbn
9780195094862
Lccn
95002143
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Speaking of sadness : depression, disconnection, and the meanings of illness, David A. Karp
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-232) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Living with depression -- The dialectics of depression -- Illness and identity -- The meanings of medication -- Coping and adapting -- Family and friends -- Sickness, self and society -- Postscript : Sociology, spirituality and suffering -- Appendix : Thinking about sampling
Control code
31969526
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 240 pages
Isbn
9780195094862
Lccn
95002143
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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