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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

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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
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • " Combining a scholar's care and thoroughness with searing personal insight, David A. 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. Ranging in age from their early twenties to their mid-sixties, the people Karp profiles reflect on their working lives, career aspirations, and intimate relationships, and confide strategies for overcoming paralyzing episodes of hopelessness. Throughout, Karp probes the myriad ways society contributes to widespread alienation and emotional exhaustion. In a new and extensive introduction since the original publication of Speaking of Sadness twenty years ago, Karp evaluates the state of and social movements for the depression experience. He traces his personal depression journey along with the reception of his readers since the book's original publication. In addition, he offers a clear perspective on the consequences of wholesale "medicalization" permeating cultural treatment of depression, and calls towards a movement to listen to and to voice the experiences of the marginalized. Speaking of Sadness remains distinctive in its dedication to recounting stories and discovering clear patterns in them. Karp pierces through the terrifying isolation of depression to uncover the connections linking the depressed as they undertake their personal journeys through this very private hell. This book will bring new understanding to professionals seeking to see the world as their clients do, and provide vivid insights and renewed empathy to anyone who cares for someone living with the cruel unpredictability of depression. "--
  • "Speaking of Sadness, based on fifty in-depth interviews, provides first-hand accounts of the depression experience while discovering clear regularities in the ways that personal identities are shaped over the course of an "illness career." The new edition of the book is highlighted by a thoroughly new and extensive introduction"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
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Karp, David Allen
Dewey number
616.85/27
Index
no index present
LC call number
RC537
LC item number
.K367 2017
Literary form
non fiction
NLM call number
  • 2016 J-154
  • WM 171.5
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Depressed persons
  • Depression, Mental
  • Depressed persons
  • Depression, Mental
  • Self-perception
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Clinical Psychology
  • MEDICAL / Psychiatry / Child & Adolescent
  • MEDICAL / Neuroscience
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • Depressive Disorder
  • Self Concept
  • Antidepressive Agents
  • Social Stigma
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
Label
Speaking of sadness : depression, disconnection, and the meanings of illness, David A. Karp
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 383-396) 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
Voices and the politics of illness -- Living with depression -- The dialectics of depression -- Illness and identity -- The meanings of medication -- Coping and adapting -- Family and friends -- Sickness, self, and society -- Sociology, spirituality, and suffering -- Appendix. Thinking about sampling
Control code
ocn946277263
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Updated and expanded edition.
Extent
xi, 409 pages
Isbn
9780190260965
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2016006605
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780190260965
  • (OCoLC)946277263
Label
Speaking of sadness : depression, disconnection, and the meanings of illness, David A. Karp
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 383-396) 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
Voices and the politics of illness -- Living with depression -- The dialectics of depression -- Illness and identity -- The meanings of medication -- Coping and adapting -- Family and friends -- Sickness, self, and society -- Sociology, spirituality, and suffering -- Appendix. Thinking about sampling
Control code
ocn946277263
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Updated and expanded edition.
Extent
xi, 409 pages
Isbn
9780190260965
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2016006605
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780190260965
  • (OCoLC)946277263

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